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Ajmar, Marta

Head of V&A/RCA History of Design Postgraduate Programme, Research Department, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

eMail: m.ajmar@vam.ac.uk website:

Biography

MA and PhD (Warburg Institute), BA, Art History, University of Pavia, Diploma in Mandarin, Language and Culture University, Beijing (北京语言文化大学)/ISMEO.

Her research focuses on the material culture of Renaissance and Early Modern Italy and the Mediterranean, in a global context. Her current book project explores questions of artisanal practice, materiality and the epistemology of materials, proposing a re-assessment of the understanding and global connections of the so-called ‘mechanical arts' in the Renaissance.

Book-length publications: At Home in Renaissance Italy (London, 2006); Approaching the Italian Renaissance Interior: Sources, Methodologies, Debates (Oxford, 2007); Approaches to Renaissance Consumption (Oxford, 2002).

Principal funded research projects: - 2002-2006 lead scholar and co-curator, supported by Getty Collaborative Research Grant and AHRC, for the major V&A exhibition At Home in Renaissance Italy. - 2014- Co-PI, V&A Research Institute Pilot Project, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Groups: RIHA-Authors

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