Dr. Lorenza Melli, Hab.Prof.

Associate Scholar

Curator of "Corpus der italienischen Zeichnungen 1300–1500", Munich (since 2012). Associate Academic at Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz (since 2002). Habilitation as Professore di "II fascia di Storia dell'Arte" (MIUR, tornata 2012). 1993 Laurea in Lettere e Filosofia and 1997 Diploma di Specializzazione in Storia dell'Arte at the University of Florence. 1995 Fellowship at Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in München. 1997–2001 Fellowship at Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz and Opificio delle Pietre Dure/Laboratori di Restauro for the Giotto Project. 2002–2005 Wiss. Mitarbeiterin at the Kupferstich-Kabinett/Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden for Early Italian Drawings (DFG Project). 2006 Curator of the exhibition "Botticelli, Verrocchio e oltre. Disegni italiani del Quattrocento dalle antiche collezioni di Dresda" at the Dutch Institut for Art History-Florence. 2008 Co-curator (with M. Faietti and A. Nova) of the congress "Le tecniche del disegno rinascimentale. Dai materiali allo stile" at Kunsthistorisches Intitut in Florenz. 2010 Lecturer at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. 2011 Professor of Art History at Universities of Michigan and Winsconsin. 2011 Co-curator (with M.W. Kwakkelstein) of the congress "From Pattern to Nature in italian Renaissance drawing. Pisanello to Leonardo" at Dutch Institut for Art History, Florence. 2014 "Bestandsverzeichnis der Zeichnungen der italienischen Spaetgotik" und "Frührenaissance im Dresdener Kupferstich-Kabinett". She is actually preparing the next volume of the Corpus der italienischen Zeichnungen 1300–1500 with the title "The Drawings of Antonio and Piero del Pollaiolo".

  • Early and Renaissance Drawings
  • Goldsmiths and Graphics in Quattrocento
  • Scientific Analysis of works of art
  • Watermarks
  • Wolfgang-Ratjen-Preis 1995 (Conjuncta-Foerderpreis) by the Zentralinstituts für Kunstgeschichte in Munich


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