Joanna Smalcerz

Joanna Smalcerz (MA University of Warsaw, MA Freie Universität Berlin, PhD Universität Bern) is Assistant Professor at the University of Warsaw. Her research and publications focus on the nineteenth-century politics of heritage, Italian art market and collecting, and investigate the relations between societies and their artistic patrimony. Her first monograph, Smuggling the Renaissance: The Illicit Export of Artworks Out of Italy, 1861-1909 (Brill 2020) explored the phenomenon of art spoliation in Italy following Unification, when the international demand for Italian Renaissance artworks was at an all-time high but effective art protection legislation had not yet been passed. Her current project investigates the use of cultural heritage in the institutional strategies of adaptation of the Catholic Church in the nineteenth century and focuses on the role of artistic patrimony in communication of ideological shifts. She worked on the Project for the Study of Collecting and Provenance at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles and lectured at the University of Bern and the University of Basel. Her awards include fellowships from the Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History in Rome and the Villa I Tatti – The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence.

Ostatnia aktualizacja 01/10/2021