Curriculum vitae

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  • PhD, Department of Art & Archaeology, Princeton University, 1983
    Dissertation: Alessandro Sforza and Pesaro: A Study in Urbanism and Architectural Patronage
  • MFA, Department of Art & Archaeology, Princeton University, 1975
  • MA, Department of Fine Arts, University of British Columbia, 1973
  • BA, Department of Fine Arts, University of British Columbia, 1971


  • English, Italian, German


  • Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Rome, December 1997-February 1998
  • Villa I Tatti Fellowship, Florence, 1982-1983
  • Renaissance Society of America, Summer Workshop in Paleography, Florence, 1978
  • Canada Council Doctoral Fellowship, Princeton University, 1973-1977
  • University of British Columbia Graduate Fellowship, Florence, 1972-1973
  • Canada Council Arts Bursary for restoration of paintings, Florence, 1972-1973

Professional positions

  • Senior Research Associate for the Italian Architectural Drawings Photograph Collection (IADPC), CASVA, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, 1988-2004
  • Editor for RILA/ITA, Florence, 1984-1988
  • Research assistant to Joseph Alsop for the book The Rare Art Traditions, Florence, 1979-1981
  • Research assistant to Ulrich Middeldorf, Florence, 1979-1981
  • Lecturer in Renaissance and Baroque architecture, and Baroque sculpture, British Institute, Florence, 1980
  • Teaching assistant in Renaissance art and architecture, University of British Columbia, 1971-1972

Related activities

  • Columnist for the Richmond News, 2011-present
  • Translator, 2008-present: books, essays and catalogue entries from Italian and German into English for Villa I Tatti; Yale University Press; Getty Research Institute; Architectural History Foundation; National Gallery of Art, Washington DC; Bruschettini Foundation for Islamic and Asian Art; Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University: Museo Civico, Urbania
  • Travel and leisure writer for The Florentine, 2005-2008
  • Uncovering History: Daily Life in Renaissance Times, consultant for McRae Books, 2004
  • Aberglasney: A Garden Lost in Time, BBC documentary, participant, 1999
  • Villa Gamberaia: incontri e prospettive, conference, Florence, member of consulting committee, 1999
  • I Della Rovere nell'Italia delle corti, conference, Urbania, member of coordinating committee, 1997-1999
  • The Renaissance from Brunelleschi to Michelangelo: The Representation of Architecture, exhibition, Venice, member of scientific committee, 1990-1994
  • Studi di Storia dell'Arte, member of editorial board, 1989-present
  • Editor, 1981-present:
    • 2016. Copy editing for Catherine Jenkins, The Fontainebleau School of Printmaking, Sound & Vision Publishers BV, The Netherlands, forthcoming
    • 2015. Copy editing for Florian Härb, The Drawings of Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574), Ugo Bozzi Editore, Rome, 2015
    • 2014-present. Copy editing for Diane Ahl, for forthcoming book on painting in fifteenth-century Italy
    • 2012-2013. Copy, stylistic and structural editing for Anthony M. Cummings, Nino Pirrotta: An Intellectual Biography, American Philosophical Society, 2013
    • 2006. Copy editing for David Coffin, Magnificent Buildings, Splendid Gardens, Trustees of Princeton University, 2008
    • 1981. Proofreading for Joseph Alsop, The Rare Art Traditions, Bollingen Series, Princeton University Press, 1982

Academic honours

  • Corresponding member, Accademia Raffaello, Urbino


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