Professor Jaynie Anderson

Professor Emeritus in Art History
School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne

Jaynie Anderson is Professor Emeritus in Art History at the University of Melbourne and international recognised Art Historian and Curator. Her publishing and research focuses on Venetian Renaissance painting and her outstanding contribution to the field saw her honoured with an Italian Knighthood in 2015. From 1997 – 2014 she was Herald Chair of Fine Arts at the University of Melbourne and 1997 she was appointed a fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (FAHA). She was president of the International Committee of Art History (2008-2012), the Comité Internationale de l’Histoire de l’Art (CIHA). She has curated exhibitions at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, the Castello Sforzesco, Milan, the Poldi Pezzoli Museum, Milan, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. She has been a visiting professorial fellow at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, the Centre for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, Washington, and the Harvard Centre for Renaissance Studies, the Villa I Tatti. Her publications include: Giorgione.  The Painter of Poetic Brevity (1997);  Tiepolo's Cleopatra (2003);  Crossing Cultures, Conflict, Migration and Convergence (2009) The Cambridge Companion to Australian Art (2011);  Unconstrained Passions.  The Architect’s House as a Museum. Lyon Housemuseum, Melbourne (2016) and the Life of Giovanni Morelli in Risorgimento Italy (2019).

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