Short CV/Education and training

  • 1995
    M.A. in Art History

  • 2000
    Ph. D. in Art History

  • Since 2000
    assistant professor, Institute of Art History, University of Warsaw

  • 2009
    post doctoral degree (habilitation) in Humanities

  • Since 2012
    Director of the Institute of Art History, University of Warsaw

Selected publications

  • A Miracle of Art and Therefore a Miraculous Image. A Neglected Aspect of the Reception of Michelangelo’s Vatican Pietà, in: Artibus et Historiae, 72 (2015): 175-198

  • (with Maria Crăciun), Visual cultures, in: A Companion to the Reformation in Central Europe, eds Howard Louthan and Graeme Murdock (Leiden: Brill, 2015), 412-450 ‹Brill’s Companions to the Christian Tradition, 61›

  • The Rise and Early Development of the Man of Sorrows in Central and Northern Europe, in: New Perspectives on the Man of Sorrows, eds Catherine R. Puglisi and William L. Barcham (Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University, 2013), 48-76 ‹Studies in Iconography: Themes and Variations›

  • Between Cult and Antiquarianism. Evaluation of Medieval Images in the Early Modern Era, in: De l’objet cultuel à l’oeuvre d’art en Europe. Repères de l’évolution, ed. Frank Muller (Genève: Droz, 2013), 317-336, ‹Cahiers d’Humanisme et Renaissance n° 116›

  • “Cracovia altera Roma”. Medieval Images, Medieval Saints and the Shaping of Urban Piety in Cracow of the Seventeenth Century, in: Gelehrte Geistlichkeit – geistliche Gelehrte. Beiträge zur Geschichte des Bürgertums in der Frühneuzeit, ed. Luise Schorn-Schütte (Berlin: Duncker & Humblot 2012), 155-184 ‹Historische Forschungen, Bd. 97›

  • Der inszenierte Blick auf das Gnadenbild und zwei „verletzten“ Figuren in der Zisterzienser­klosterkirche Grüssau im 18. Jahrhundert, in: Sehen und Sakralität in der Vormoderne, eds. David Ganz, Thomas Lentes (Berlin: Reimer 2011), 200–217 ‹KultBild, 4›

  • Cult and Patronage. The Madonna della Clemenza, the Altemps and a Polish Canon in Rome, in: Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte, 72/1 (2009): 69–98

  • West and East Perspectives on the „Greek Manner“ in the Early Modern Period, in: East Meets West at the Crossroads of Early Modern Europe, eds Grażyna Jurkowlaniec and Jeannie J. Łabno (Warsaw: WUW, 2009 [=„Ikonotheka“, no 22]), 71–92

  • Faith, Paragone and Commemoration in Dürer’s “Christomorphic” Self-Portrait of 1500, in: Faith and Fantasy in the Renaissance: Texts, Images, and Religious Practices, eds Olga Zorzi Pugliese, Ethan Matt Kavaler (Toronto: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2009), 209–228 (Essays and studies, 21)

  • Remnants of a Shared Past: Medieval Monumental Crucifixes after the Reformation, [w:] Medieval Art and Architecture after the Middle Ages, eds Janet M. Marquardt, and Alyce A. Jordan (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing: 2009), 67–88

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Reframed Image: Reception of Prints in the Kingdom of Poland from the End of the Fifteenth to the Beginning of the Seventeenth Century. Objects – People – Milieux – Processes (supported by the National Science Centre, Poland – OPUS 9), 2016-2019

  • Agency of Things. New Perspectives on European Art of the Fourteenth-Sixteenth Centuries ( (supported by the National Science Centre, Poland – OPUS 5), 2014-2017

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Scientific Council of the Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences, since 2015

  • Member of the jury of the Polish-German Scientific Award COPERNICUS, a common undertaking between the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) and Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), since 2013

  • Member of the editorial board of the Journal of the National Museum in Warsaw. New Series, since 2012

  • Member of the board of the National Program for the Humanities (Narodowy Program Rozwoju Humanistyki – NPRH) appointed by the Minister of Science and Higher Education (MNiSW), 2014-2016

  • Co-editor of Ikonotheka, a journal published by the Institute of Art History, University of Warsaw, 2004-2013


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