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Jaynie Anderson

Professor Jaynie Anderson is the Herald Chair of Fine Arts and Foundation Director of the Australian Institute of Art History at the University of Melbourne. Educated at the University of Melbourne and Bryn Mawr College, Philadelphia, in 1970 she became the first female Rhodes Fellow at the University of Oxford. She remained at Oxford for 21 years, lecturing in art history. 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. 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. Her books include Giorgione: The Painter of Poetic Brevity (1997); Collecting, Connoisseurship and the Art Market in Risorgimento Italy: Giovanni Morelli’s Letters to Giovanni Melli and Pietro Zavaritt, 1866 - 1872 (1999); Tiepolo's Cleopatra (2003); Crossing Cultures: Conflict, Migration and Convergence. The Proceedings of the 32nd International Congress in the History of Art (2009); The Cambridge Companion to Australian Art (2011) and Giuseppe Molteni in Correspondence with Giovanni Morelli - The Restoration of Renaissance Painting in mid nineteenth-century Milan (2014). She is currently writing a biography of Giovanni Morelli. In 1997 she was appointed A fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities since 1997, she is the immediate past president of the International Committee of Art History (2008-2012), the Comité Internationale de l’Histoire de l’Art (CIHA) and is currently on the International Executive of Art History.

Updated 2018