Dr. Hannah Baader

Senior Research Scholar

Phone: +39 055 24911-70
Fax: +39 055 24911-66

Hannah Baader is Permanent Senior Research Scholar at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, and director of the research unit Transregional Art Histories, which includes i.a. research projects and a fellowship program and cooperates with the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and the Forum Transregional Studies, Berlin. After studying art history, law and philosophy in Berlin and Vienna, she received her doctorate at Freie University Berlin (2002). She worked at the Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome (2001–2003), the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz (2004–2007) and Freie University Berlin (2004–2007). She was a guest of the Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science in Berlin (2007) and developed a Max-Planck-Minerva Research Group (2007–2012) and a Max-Planck Partner Group (2010–2016). She was a Research Scholar at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles (2014 and 2016) and a Visiting Professor at the University of Heidelberg at the Cluster of Excellence Asia and Europe in a Global Context (2017). She obtained mayor grants from the Getty Foundation and the Gerda Henkel Foundation together with Avinoam Shalem and Gerhard Wolf. Forthcoming publications include a monograph on the iconology of the sea in early modernity and Art and Ecology, edited with Sugata Ray and Gerhard Wolf (New York: De Gruyter, 2019).

  • Iconology of the Sea
  • Art and Ecology
  • Museum Studies


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