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Meadows Art History Professor Named Visiting Scholar at Max Planck Institute in Berlin

Buono will participate in "Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe" research program

Dr. Amy Buono, Assistant Professor in the Division of Art History, has been appointed as a Visiting Scholar at the prestigious Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) in Berlin from May 15 through August 15, 2013. The Institute is the premier research center for the history of science in Europe, and Visiting Scholars are selected through an international competition.

A specialist in colonial Brazil and early modern Europe, Dr. Buono will participate in the "Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe" research program led by Prof. Dr. Sven Dupré. This interdisciplinary project investigates the forms of knowledge early modern artists required for their craft and the kinds of knowledge they produced. Projects within the research program concern the histories of optics, color, perspective, alchemy and collecting between 1350 and1700. Dr. Buono will conduct new research on the development and transmission of color-altering technologies in the early modern world, working with Berlin’s extensive South American ethnographic collections and important archives from German anthropological expeditions to Latin America. She will also give a lecture in Berlin on "Chromatic Variations: Early Modern Practices of Color."

"I am delighted to have this unique opportunity to work with such a distinguished group of scholars, in a city with so many cultural resources," said Dr. Buono.

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