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Jaynie Anderson

Culture And Communication
Cleaning Controversies
Sidney Nolan
Giovanni Morelli
Bernard Berenson
National Gallery of Victoria
The Rise of the Professional Restorer in the Nineteenth Century
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Jaynie Anderson

Primary Interest
The history of connoisseurship in western and eastern art
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Jaynie Anderson


JAYNIE ANDERSON received an Italian Knighthood in 2015 from the President of the Republic of Italy for her outstanding contribution to the study of Venetian Renaissance Art, becoming an Ufficiale dell'Ordine della Stella d'Italia. From 1997 until 2014 Professor Anderson was Herald Chair of Fine Arts, and from 2008 until 2015 was the Foundation Director of the Australian Institute.

In 1997 she was appointed a fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (FAHA). She was president of the International Committee of Art History (2008-2012), the Comité Internationale de l’Histoire de l’Art (CIHA). She was educated at the University of Melbourne and Bryn Mawr College, Philadelpia, and was the first woman Rhodes Fellow at the University of Oxford. She has curated exhibitions at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, the Castello Sforzesco, Milan, the Poldi Pezzoli Museum, Milan, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. She has been a visiting professorial fellow at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, the Centre for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, Washington, and the Harvard Centre for Renaissance Studies, the Villa I Tatti. Her books include: Giorgione: The Painter of Poetic Brevity (1997); Collecting, Connoisseurship and the Art Market in Risorgimento Italy: Giovanni Morelli’s Letters to Giovanni Melli and Pietro Zavaritt, 1866 - 1872 (1999); Tiepolo's Cleopatra (2003); Crossing Cultures: Conflict, Migration and Convergence. The Proceedings of the 32nd International Congress in the History of Art (2009); The Cambridge Companion to Australian Art (2011); Giuseppe Molteni in Correspondence with Giovanni Morelli - The Restoration of Renaissance Painting in mid nineteenth-century Milan (2014). Anderson received a MAPDA award for 'Unconstrained Passions. The House of the Architect as a Museum in the Italian Past and the Australian Present', published in 2016. Her most recent books include: The Invention of Melbourne. A Baroque Archbishop and a Gothic Architect (2019) and The Biography of Giovanni Morelli in Risorgimento Italy (Italian edn. La vita di Giovanni Morelli nell’Italia risorgimentale (2019). Her portrait by Reshid Bey is in the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.


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Research Grant


Internal Research Grant

Scholarly Works

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships


MAPDA Highly commended for book 'Unconstrained Passions'


AAANZ Prize for the best Anthology in Art History, 2017, for the Legacies of Bernard Smith


Italian Knighthood. Uficiale dell'Ordine della Stella d'Italia


The Humanities Council for the World

Executive of the International Council for the Humanities, CIPSH (Conseil Interntaional pour les Sciences Humaines), UNESCO


The highest honour in the History of Art

President of the International Committee of the History of Art Comit� Histoire de l�Art (CIHA)


Federation Medal


Visiting Professor Villa I Tatti, Harvard Centre for Renaissance Studies


Professorial Fellow at Institut Nationale de l'histoire de l'art, Paris


FAHA - Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities






Culture And Communication

Vice President

International Committee of the History of Art, CIHA

Board Member

Journal of Art Historiography

Executive Committee

Executive committee of CIPSH, UNESCO, International Council for Philosophy and the Human Sciences

Board Member

Board of Malraux Studies


International Committee of the History of Art, CIHA

Fellow Of Queen’S College

Fellow of Queen’s College, The University of Melbourne

Board Member

Board of Australian Book Review

Board Member

Board of Art Exhibitions Australia

Board Member

Director on the Board of the Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne

Advisory Boad Member

Advisory Board of Renaissance Studies. Journal of the Society for Renaissance Studies, Oxford University Press


Doctor of Philosophy

Bryn Mawr College

Master of Arts

University of Oxford

Bachelor of Arts

University of Melbourne