Visiting Professors and Curators
The Terra Foundation for American Art Visiting Professor for 2012-13 is Christopher Reed
Christopher Reed is Professor of English and Visual Culture at Pennsylvania State University. His interdisciplinary scholarship focuses on issues of identity as they play out in visual culture, including fine art, design, and the mass media. Reed's influential anthology Not at Home: The Suppression of Domesticity in Modern Art and Architecture was published in 1996. Also in 1996, he published, A Roger Fry Reader, which presented little known texts by this influential of art critic, widening his legacy beyond his reputation as the father for formalism. Reed’s 2004 Bloomsbury Rooms: Modernism, Subculture, and Domesticity explored the relationship of the Bloomsbury group to ideas about the look of modern life. This was followed by a major traveling exhibition co-organized with Nancy Green in 2008, A Room of Their Own: The Bloomsbury Artists in American Collections. Recent publications include Art and Homosexuality: A History of Ideas (Oxford 2011) and If Memory Serves: Gay Men, AIDS, and the Promise of the Queer Past (Minnesota 2012), co-authored with Christopher Castiglia. In 2010 he published The Chrysanthème Papers: The Pink Notebook of Madame Chrysanthème and other Documents of French Japonisme. Reed’s current research, which forms the basis of his teaching at The Courtauld in autumn 2012, investigates how Japanese aesthetics were marshaled to define alternative forms of masculinity in modern America.
The Andrew W Mellon Foundation Visiting Professor for 2012-13 is Eric Jorink
Eric Jorink studied History at the University of Groningen and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. In 2004 he gained his PhD cum laude at the University of Groningen with a thesis on the relation between science and religion in the Dutch Golden Age. Since 2001 Jorink has been working as a researcher at the Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences) in The Hague. He has published widely on early modern scientific culture, including Reading the Book of Nature in the Dutch Golden Age, 1575-1715 (2010); together with Bart Ramakers, eds, Art and Science in the Early Modern Netherlands (2011); with Dirk van Miert, eds, Isaac Vossius (1618-1689) between Science and Scholarship (2012) and, most recently with Ad Maas, eds, Newton and the Netherlands. How Isaac Newton was Fashioned in the Dutch Republic (2012). Currently, he is finishing a biography of the Amsterdam microscopist Johannes Swammerdam (1637-1680). In 2012-13 he is co-teaching the Andrew W Mellon Foundation/ Research Forum Mellon MA special option on Visualizing Knowledge in the Early Modern Netherlands, c.1550-1730 with Joanna Woodall and Katrin Seyler.
The Research Forum Visiting Professor for 2012-13 is Peter Stallybrass
Peter Stallybrass is Annenberg Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English and of Comparative Literature and Literary Theory at the University of Pennsylvania, where he directs the History of Material Texts. He is also a member of the American Philosophical Society and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Editing Lives and Letters at the University of London. Peter began his career as a mortician, but he has been teaching since 1973, first in England at the University of Sussex, and, since 1988, at Penn. He has also taught in Paris at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales and at the Collège de France. Among his awards are the Andrew Lang Gold Medal from the University of St. Andrew’s, the James Russell Lowell Prize from the Modern Languages Association, and four teaching awards from Penn. His books include The Politics and Poetics of Transgression (1986) with Allon White, Renaissance Clothing and the Materials of Memory (2000) with Ann Rosalind Jones, and Benjamin Franklin, Writer and Printer (2006) with Jim Green. He has also collaborated with Jim Green in curating exhibitions on “Material Texts” at the Library Company of Philadelphia and on Benjamin Franklin and at the Grolier Club, and with Heather Wolfe on “Technologies of Writing in the Renaissance” at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Peter’s Rosenbach Lectures in Bibliography on “Printing for Manuscript” will be published next year by the University of Pennsylvania Press. He is at present working with Roger Chartier on a history of the book from wax tablets to e-books.
The Research Forum Visiting Curator for 2012-13 is Dr Rafael Cardoso
Rafael Cardoso is a writer and art historian, holding a PhD from The Courtauld Institute of Art (1995). He is the author of numerous books on the history of Brazilian art and design, the most recent of which are Design para um mundo complexo (Cosac Naify, 2012); Impresso no Brasil, 1808-1930: Destaques da história gráfica no acervo da Biblioteca Nacional (Verso Brasil, 2009); and A arte brasileira em 25 quadros (1790-1930) (Record, 2008), as well as three works of fiction. He is associated with the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, as a member of the postgraduate faculty of its Instituto de Artes. He is also active as an independent curator, having recently curated the major exhibitions Rio de Imagens: Uma Paisagem em Construção (Museu de Arte do Rio, 2013); From the Margin to the Edge: Brazilian Art and Design in the 21st Century (Somerset House, London, 2012) and Eliseu Visconti: A Modernidade Antecipada (Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, 2011).
The Research Forum Visiting Conservator for 2012-13 is Dr Michele Marincola
Michele D. Marincola is Sherman Fairchild Chairman and Professor of Conservation of the Conservation Center, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. She is also part-time Conservator for The Cloisters (Metropolitan Museum of Art) and coordinates conservation for the Acton Collection at Villa la Pietra in Florence (NYU). Her qualifications in art history and Advanced Certificate in Conservation were obtained at the Institute of Fine Arts. She has lectured and published widely on the techniques and conservation of medieval sculpture, conservation ethics and theory, and is currently working on a book on the treatment of polychrome wood sculpture.
The Research Forum Visiting Conservator for 2012-13 is Jacques Neguer
Jacques Neguer was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria and graduated from the Polytechnic of Sofia, Bulgaria in 1986 with an MS Degree in Engineering Science in Chemistry. Between 1979 and 1992 he was conservator in the National Institute for Historical Monuments, Sofia, Bulgaria. He specialized in mosaics conservation at the Istituto Superiore Centrale del Restauro (ISCR), Rome, Italy. Since 1993 he has worked as a conservator in the Conservation Department of the Israel Antiquities Authority, becoming Head of the Art Conservation Section of the Conservation Department in 1994. He has been a member of ICCM (International Committee for Conservation Mosaics) since 1996 and was an elected member of the board from 2002 to 2005. He is also a member of ICOMOS – Israel and Head of the Scientific Committee for Stone conservation.
The Research Forum Visiting Conservators for 2011-12 were
Dr Neville Agnew and Dr Ann Hoenigswald
Neville Agnew is Senior Principal Project Specialist at the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles and a colleague of last year’s Visiting Conservator, Francesca Piqué. A chemist and conservator who trained in South Africa, Australia and England, he has worked on projects as varied as the Lark Quarry dinosaur stampede site in central Queensland, wall paintings in the Nefertari tomb and the Great Sphinx in Egypt, the bas-reliefs of the royal Palaces of Abomey and the Laetoli hominid trackway in Tanzania. As leader of the GCI’s China Initiative since 1989, his work has involved not only the conservation of World Heritage Sites including the Mogao and Yungang Buddhist grottoes but also the establishment of a heritage conservation charter, published as China Principles: Conservation and Management Principles for Cultural Heritage Sites in China, which is now established methodology in China and espoused by China ICOMOS. Dr Agnew is the author of over 100 publications in research chemistry and conservation, and recently edited Conservation of Ancient Sites on the Silk Road: Proceedings from the Second International Conference on the Conservation of Grotto Sites (2010). Whilst at the Courtauld Dr Agnew will be joined by his colleague from the GCI, Dr Martha Demas, who will collaborate on seminars in the Research Forum and the Courtauld Conservation Department.
Ann Hoenigswald is Senior Conservator of Paintings at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. Her research and practice as a conservator and conservation scientist have been widely published and her recent work on the Chester Dale Collection of Impressionist and Modernist Art has led to new insights into the materials and techniques of many of the most important painters of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.