Researcher biography

Andrea's research and teaching is focused on Renaissance and Baroque art (especially Albrecht Dürer and his followers), histories of printmaking, court cultures and collecting, links between art and science ca. 1400-1800, and the historiography of art from ancient times to the present. Andrea completed her PhD at Queen's University in Canada in 2007, and moved to Australia in 2009 to take up her position at UQ. Her monograph entitled Reframing Albrecht Dürer: The Appropriation of Art, 1528-1700, which focuses on aspects of Dürer's reception, was published in 2012. In her role as an Associate Investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence for The History of the Emotions, Andrea curated the exhibition Five Centuries of Melancholia at the UQ Art Museum (August-November 2014) and edited the accompanying exhibition catalogue. At UQ Andrea lectures on Italian and Northern Renaissance Art, Baroque Art, and the historiography of art. She is interested in cross disciplinary enquiry, and convenes the course 'Art, Science and New Technologies'; she has also developed a study abroad option for UQ Art History students, 'Art and Architecture in Venice', which takes place on site in Venice, Italy. She is currently researching the role of images in early modern herbals, and editing a volume of essays entitled The Persistence of Melancholia.

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