Linda Mueller, M.A.

Doctoral Fellow, Samuel H. Kress Foundation

Linda Mueller is a PhD candidate in the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University, and the 2020-22 Samuel H. Kress Fellow at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz. Her research concentrates on early modern European art and its intersections with legal, religious, and political thought and practice, with a particular interest in central and northern Italy. Her research has previously been supported by Harvard's Arthur Kingsley Porter Fellowship and the German Academic Scholarship Foundation's ERP-Scholarship. Prior to her doctoral studies, she received training in the technical examination of Renaissance paintings as the Slifka Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Further training includes internships at the Musée du Louvre, the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, and the Gemäldegalerie Dresden. She obtained a BA from Tübingen University and MAs from Harvard University and Utrecht University's Art History of the Low Countries in its European Context program, supported by a DAAD Graduate Scholarship.

  • Early modern European art, 1400-1700
  • Art, legal thought and practice in Renaissance Italy
  • Ethical issues and reasoning in early modern art
  • Art and religious reform in Italy and north of the Alps
  • Material culture and workshop practice in Renaissance Piedmont and Lombardy
  • Interdisciplinarity in the historiography of art history around 1900


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