Art historian, Dr. Phil.

Art historian, Dr. Phil. University of Zürich. Professor Rudolf Preimesberger supervised her dissertation: Sankt Georg: Drachenkampf in der Renaissance – Carpaccio, Raffael, Leonardo.

Areas of specialities are the Italian Renaissance, the 15th and 16th centuries, with focus on paintings, drawings and the minor arts – medals – from Northern Italy, Venice and the Veneto. Artists of research include Pisanello and Matteo de’ Pasti, Carpaccio, Cima da Conegliano, Jacopo and Giovanni Bellini, Antonio Vivarini and the Council of Ferrara/Florence 1438-39.
Curriculum vitae

Current Research

  • Andrea Mantegna and Giovanni Bellini
  • The Florence/Ferrara Council of 1438-39 and the Greeks in Italy or Greek influence on Italian art


Pisanello, Emperor John VIII. Palaiologus, Medal, 1438

  • Matteo de Pasti as Book illuminator
  • The art of the Quattrocento in general

Recent Publications


Pisanello, Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon, DeGruyter Berlin

Facebook in der Renaissance die Medaille als runde Gabe, in
Das runde Bild, Aspekte einer Kunst- und Mediengeschichte, Universität Siegen

Image and Inscription: Pisanello's Palaiologos Medal, Renaissance Portraiture: Identity in Written Words, ed. by Eveline Baseggio and Sarah Blake McHam, Actes of the RSA conference Washington 2012


2017 Padua and Venice. Transcultural exchange in the early modern age, ed. by Brigit Blass-Simmen and Stefan Weppelmann, Contact Zones Vol.4, De Gruyter Berlin 2107 (Actes RSA conference Berlin 2015)

Venedig und Padua sind Nachbarstädte

Venice and Padua are neighboring cities with a topographical and geopolitical distinction. Venice is a port city in the Venetian Lagoon, which opened up towards Byzantium and the East. Padua on the mainland was founded in Roman times and is a university city, a place of Humanism and antiquarianism. The contributions analyze works of art as aesthetic formulations of their places of origin, which however also have an effect on and expand their surroundings. International experts investigate how these two different concepts stimulated each other, and how the exchange worked.

  • Works of art as an expression element of their places of origin
  • Files of the Padua and Venice sections on the occasion of the congress of the interdisciplinary Renaissance Society of America
  • With contributions from international experts such as Sarah Blake McHam, Beverly Louise Brown, Debra Pincus and Giovanni F. Villa

Qualche lontani, Distance and Transcendence in the Art of Giovanni Bellini, in: Examining Giovanni Bellini: An Art "More Human and More Divine" , ed. by Carolyn Wilson, Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 77-91

2015 Wer von der Welt nicht vergessen...
Die Entstehung der Porträt-Medaille als ein neues Medium und das frühe Bildnis in der italienischen Malerei, in: Technische Innovationen und künstlerisches Wissen in der frühen Neuzeit, hrsg. von Magdalena Bushart, Henrike Haug, Köln u.a.,
Böhlau 2015, S. 67-86

2013 ‘The Medal's Contract. On the Emergence of the Portrait Medal in the Quattrocento‘, in: Inventing Faces. Rhetorics of Portraiture between Renaissance and Modernism, Gemäldegalerie SMB and Zentrum for Literatur- und Kulturforschung, Berlin, Deutscher Kunstverlag 2013, pp. 29-43.

archive publications




Book presentation

Gemäldegalerie June 13, 2019, 6 p.m. Padua and Venice. Transcultural exchange in the early modern age ed. by Brigit Blass-Simmen and Stefan Weppelmann, Contact Zones Vol. 4, De Gruyter Berlin 2107

Venedig and Padua are neighboring cities



The President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, has decorated the exhibition with his medal.

Ausstellung Bellini / Mantegna

Ausstellung Bellini / Mantegna

Exhibition  Bellini / Mantegna
Exhibition Bellini / Mantegna


Ausstellung Bellini / Mantegna 20.03.2018


Christliche Bildbetrachtung 2019

April 25, 2019, 6 p.m.

Domenico Ghirlandaio Werkstatt, Die Auferstehung Christi, c. 1490/94 with Dr. Andreas Huth, TU Berlin and Pfarrer Roland Wicher, Ev. Kirchengemeinde Petrus-Giesensdorf

May 30 2019, ****ATTENTION STARTS 4 P.M.***

Hans Multscher Wurzacher Altar, 1437 with Dr. Stephan Kemperdick, Gemäldegalerie and Pastor Christhard-Georg Neubert, Kunstbeauftragter EKBO

June 27, 2019, 6 p.m.

Meister der Darmstädter Passion, Flügel eines Kreuzaltars, um 1460 with Dr. Katrin Dyballa, Gemäldegalerie and Pater Georg Maria Roers, S.J., Kunstbeauftragter Erzbistum Berlin

summer break
July/ August

A lecture serie, conducted by the Stiftung St. Matthäus, Kulturstiftung der Evangelischen Kirche Berlin-Brandenburg-schlesische Oberlausitz in cooperation with the Gemäldegalerie SMBerlin
Christliche Bildbetrachtung Archiv

Co-director (with Pastor Christhard-Georg Neubert)of the interdisciplinary lecture series Christliche Bildbetrachtung at Berlin’s Gemäldegalerie and Berlin’s Bode Museum.
The Christliche Bildbetrachtung is a monthly public viewing and engagement with one work of art. The meeting takes place every last Thursday of the month in front of a work of art – loosely selected in accordance to the Christian calendar – where it becomes the object of intense analysis. The result is an interdisciplinary dialog between an art historian, a theologian and the audience. This monthly gathering, which was once an insider’s tip, has become a great success.


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Executive member

Kaiser Friedrich Museumsverein KFMV
• vice president •

Club Bel Etage

Board of advisers

Stiftung Sammlung Dieter Scharf zur Erinnerung an Otto Gerstenberg


Berliner Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft
ICOM Deutschland
The Renaissance Society of America (RSA)
Kunstgeschichtliche Gesellschaft zu Berlin
Kaiser Friedrich-Museums-Verein, Berlin

Recent interviews

Interview regarding the recent acquisition of the Kaiser Friedrich Museumsverein

The three Magi
Antenne Brandenburg 2015
Apropos Sonntag Wie sie drei wurden 040115_Lammert-Tuerk.mp3