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Dr. Eva-Maria Troelenberg
Max-Planck-Forschungsgruppenleiterin (W2)

Tel.: +39 055 24911-86
Fax: +39 055 24911-55
E-mail: troelenberg@khi.fi.it

Studied art history, history and communications at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and Venice International University. 2007: Research Assistant / Doctoral Candidate at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence. 2007-2009: Postgraduate Fellow of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation. 2010: Completed dissertation on the Munich "Exhibition of Masterpieces of Muhammadan Art" (LMU Munich). 2010-2011: Postdoc Fellow of the KHI project "Connecting Art Histories in the Museum. The Mediterranean and Asia 400-1650" (in cooperation with the State Museums in Berlin / Museum of Islamic Art). Since September 2011: Head of the Max Planck Research Group "Objects in the Contact Zone: The cross-cultural Life of Things" at Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence. During the 2013 summer semester: substitute professor for the history of Islamic art, LMU Munich. Teaching assignments at LMU Munich and University of Vienna.

2000-2005 Scholarship of the Bavarian Gifted Students Legislation
2005 Heinrich Wölfflin Prize for master's thesis
2010 Higher Education Prize of the City of Munich for best dissertation in the liberal arts

2007: Scholarly consultant for Haus der Kunst, Munich, exhibition project "The Future of Tradition - The Tradition of Future. 100 years after the 'Exhibition of Masterpieces of Muhammadan Art' in Munich," curated by Chris Dercon, Leon Krempl and Avinoam Shalem
2014: Photo exhibition "Mschatta im Focus" at the Book Art Cabinet of the Museum für Islamische Kunst in Berlin, in collaboration with Julia Gonnella and Katharina Meinecke

"Images of the Art Museum. Connecting Gaze and Discourse in the History of Museology." International conference, KHI Florence, September 2013 (with Melania Savino)
"After the Global. Constructions of Historiography in visual and material Spaces", KHI Florence, June 2014 (with Sria Chatterjee)
Member of the scientific committee of the conference "Collecting and Empires. The Impact of the Creation and Dissolution of Empires on Collections and Museums from Antiquity to the Present," organised by Maia Wellington Gahtan, Florence 2015

Main fields of interest:
• The historiography and reception of Islamic art and Islamicate aesthetics in the colonial and postcolonial age
Cultural exchange and the larger modern Mediterranean
• Museum theory and exhibitions in an intercultural context
• Political functions of aesthetic difference in twentieth century art, historiography and art theory


Aktuelle Forschungen
Objects in the Contact Zone – The Cross-Cultural Lives of Things

Grundsteine islamischer Kunst: Mschatta in Berlin

Mapping the Peninsula: Arabia and Routes of Culture

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