Project Team

Barbara Pezzini, Index editor
I edit the digital Index project and research on the early history of the Burlington Magazine, especially the network of artists, art writers, art dealers and museum professionals connected with the art press in England between 1900-1939. I am particularly interested in the critical reception, market and circulation of Old Masters paintings and how this informed scholarship, historiography and artistic practice. I have been at the Burlington since 2006, in the past I have worked for The National Gallery and The National Trust in archival, digital and research projects. My work is published in Arlis Journal, Apollo, Burlington Magazine, British Art Journal and Visual Resources. I like ultra-marathon running, poetry, Turandot and cake.

Alison Bennett, Index Assistant
I have worked on the online index for the past two years, having been at the National Gallery in London for almost thirty years, latterly as periodicals librarian, indexing art history journals in a range of languages.   In addition, I was part of the editorial team for Archives Biographiques Françaises (K.G.Saur) and co-authored an index to the first 100 issues of Index on Censorship.   I am currently researching a particular family of ancestors in 17th and 18th century London, whose commercial interests included distilling, calico printing and wallpaper design, with links to non-conformism and to the East India Company.   Some of this research has been published in books and articles on Whitechapel and Ratcliff for which I have also undertaken proof-reading and editing.  I like film noir, cryptic crosswords and cats.

Giulia Della Rosa, Index Assistant
I am a young, passionate Italian art history scholar. I have a Bachelor Degree in Art History from the Universita’ degli Studi di Milano, and I have completed my Master degree in Art History and Economics at Universita’ IULM in Milan. I have studied Italian and European art from Antiquity to early 1900. The Bachelor Degree dissertation is about the physic analysis for cultural heritage, and the Master Degree dissertation is about the first American collectors (Henry Walters, Isabella Stewart Gardner and JP Morgan), their dealers and their gifts to the nation. In recent years, I have been challenging myself to observe, compare and understand museum and exhibition curating and lighting techniques. Meanwhile, I am building a small and accurate personal library with books on art history, history, and catalogues bought from Italy, USA and UK. I have been selected for a three months internship at Sotheby’s London in the English and Continental Furniture. I like sailing, skiing, yoga and London.

Nicola Kennedy. Index Assistant
I have been working on the digital index project for just under a year now. I am very interested in the art market and finding it very interesting to see the variety of dealers and auction houses included in the index. I love the diversity of the advertisements placed in the Burlington over the years. I have been working for the last fourteen years at the National Gallery, in the Library looking after auction catalogues and dealer catalogues.  I recently finished an Msc in Information Management. My areas of interest in Art History are Sculpture and provenance research. I like yoga, reading and film.

Noti Klagka, Index Assistant
I participate in the digital indexing of the Burlington’s advertisements. This is not my first contribution to the index project. In the past I helped with the indexing of the journal’s illustrations. I have also worked as a field archaeologist in North Greece excavating prehistoric, classical and byzantine antiquities, as a Fellow in the Institute for Mediterranean Studies in Crete and as an academic assistant in the Photographic Collection of the Warburg Institute. My research concerns mainly 16th and 17th century Italian art, particularly aspects of art theory, critical reception, popular culture and genre painting.  Nevertheless, my secret passions are connoisseurship and Caravaggio. I like literature, exotic food and Caravaggio’s Neapolitan followers.

Eunmin Lim, Index Assistant
I joined the digital index project with a particular interest in the art market of early twentieth-century Britain. This research area is highly related to my current PhD project on Murray Marks (c.1840-1918), a London-based antique and curiosity dealer who dealt in Chinese porcelain and Italian Renaissance bronzes with the British Aesthetic circle, the South Kensington Museum, Wilhelm von Bode and John Pierpont Morgan. My thesis investigates the dealer’s role within the wider cultural fields and employs Gadamer’s hermeneutics as a main theoretical framework. Although I have not spent much time on my old interests in recent years, I am still keen to expand my understandings of Buddhist thoughts and Tang poetry.

Madeleine Pearce, Index Assistant
I am an art historian and digital marketing professional with over seven years of experience working with websites, social media, online advertising and digital communications. I just finished my Masters in History of Art at Birkbeck College, specializing in the Pre-Raphaelites. My current research focuses on the Gothic,
D. G. Rossetti and female Pre-Raphaelite artists. I am also a member
of The Pre-Raphaelite Society, CHArt and the Association of Art Historians. I live in Highgate where I tweet about digital and artistic issues. In my spare time I am active in the local WI and enjoy costume design and wine tasting.

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