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
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 and "Connecting Art Histories in the Museum". She holds a doctorate from the Freie Universität 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 Universität. From 2007 to 2012 she was Head of the Minerva Research Group "Art and the Cultivation of Nature 1200-1650". Together with Kavita Singh, she has 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 as well as by the Getty Foundation for "Art, Space and Mobility in Early Ages of Globalization. The Mediterranean, Central Asia, and Indian Subcontinent", together with Avinoam Shalem and Gerhard Wolf. In 2014 and 2016, she was Fellow at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles. In 2017 Hannah Baader was a Visiting Professor at Heidelberg University. 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.