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Anna McGee

PhD Student


Anna is an AHRC-funded PhD student, working on a Collaborative Doctoral Project jointly supervised by Fabrizio Nevola at the University of Exeter and Caroline Campbell at the National Gallery, London. Her research focuses on artworks made for private palaces in 15th-century Florence. In particular, she is interested in the original decoration of liminal and transitional spaces in the domestic interior, such as thresholds, staircases and passageways. By using digital modelling software, she hopes to reconstruct the 15th-century context and experience of these artworks, both as a scholarly tool and as a means of engaging the museum public. 

  • 2020-24 (ongoing) AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Project, University of Exeter and National Gallery, London.

"Dynamic Interiors: Transitional and Liminal Spaces in Florence’s Early Modern Palazzi"

  • 2018-19 MA Curating the Art Museum, Courtauld Institute of Art.

Dissertation: "Altered Pieces: the Display and Framing of the Trecento Altarpiece and its Fragments in the Modern Museum"

  • 2015-18 BA (Hons) History of Art, University of Cambridge

Dissertation: "The Regia Carmina and the Representation of Place: Allegory, Heraldry and Persuasion in a 14th-Century Italian Manuscript"

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