Prof. Dr. Eva-Maria Troelenberg

Prof. Dr. Eva-Maria Troelenberg

Prof. Dr. Eva-Maria Troelenberg


Universität Utrecht (Leiterin der Max-Planck-Forschungsgruppe)


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 Florenz. 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 Florenz. Teaching assignments at LMU Munich, University of Vienna and at the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context", University of Heidelberg. Visiting professorships at University of Munich (2013, History of Islamic Arts) and Zürich University (2016/17, Modern and Contemporary Art History). 2017: Visiting Scholar at Global Asian Series (GLASS), Leiden University. Since March 2018 Chair for modern and contemporary art history, Utrecht University.


  • The historiography and reception of Islamic art and Islamicate aesthetics in the colonial and postcolonial age
  • Cultural exchange and the larger modern Mediterranean
  • Canon and canon critique
  • Museum theory and the history of collecting and exhibitions in an intercultural context

Aktuelle Forschungen



  • 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"
  • 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, KHI/Princeton University)
  • Co-organizer of the conference "Collecting and Empires. The Impact of the Creation and Dissolution of Empires on Collections and Museums from Antiquity to the Present," Florence November 2015 (with Maia Wellington Gahtan, Istituto Lorenzo de Medici)
  • Chair for Session “Back to Arabia: Arts and Images of the Peninsula after 1850”, CAA conference, Washington 2016 (with Avinoam Shalem, Columbia University)
  • Chair for Session 21 “Connecting Art Histories and World Art”, CIHA conference Beijing 2016 (with CAO Yiqiang and FAN Baiding, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou)

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