Hannah Baader

Academic Program Director of the research program Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices and Senior Research Scholar at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Max-Planck-Institut


E-mail: baader@khi.fi.it

Hannah Baader is Permanent Senior Research Fellow at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Max-Planck-Institut and Academic Program Director of the research and fellowship programs "Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices" (Forum Transregional Studies, Berlin) and "Connecting Art Histories in the Museum" (KHI/Staatliche Museen zu Berlin). She holds a doctorate from the Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin with a thesis on portraiture and languages of friendship and had research positions at the Bibliotheca Hertziana, Rome, and at the art historical department at the Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin. From 2007 to 2012 she was Head of the Minerva Research Group "Art and the Cultivation of Nature 1200-1650". Together with Avinoam Shalem and Gerhard Wolf, she directed   "Art, Space and Mobility in Early Ages of Globalization. The Mediterranean, Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent", a research- and fellowship program sponsored by the Getty Foundation; together with Kavita Singh, she developed the Max-Planck Partner Group "The Temple and the Museum", at JNU, New Delhi, since 2009. She obtained grants by the Gerda-Henkel-Stiftung and by the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, where she was Fellow in 2014 and 2016. Currently she is working on a book project on maritime Iconology in Early Modern Times as well as a coauthored book project of a transcultural Art History before Modernity.