Meet the BGC

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Susan Weber
Director and Founder, Iris Horowitz Professor in the History of the Decorative Arts
Peter N. Miller
Dean, Professor

Abigail Balbale
Assistant Professor

Alicia Boswell
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Cultures of Conservation

Jeffrey L. Collins
Professor, 17th- and 18th-century Art and Culture
Ivan Gaskell
Professor, Curator and Head of the Focus Gallery Project

Aaron Glass
Associate Professor

Freyja Hartzell
Assistant Professor

Deborah L. Krohn
Associate Professor, Director of Masters Studies, Coordinator for History and Theory of Museums
Meredith B. Linn
Assistant Professor

François Louis
Associate Professor

Michele Majer
Assistant Professor

Jennifer L. Mass
Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Cultural Heritage Science
Urmila Mohan
BGC/AMNH Postdoctoral Fellow in Museum Anthropology

Andrew Morrall
Professor, Chair of Academic Programs

Elizabeth Simpson
Professor, Director of Doctoral Studies

Paul Stirton
Associate Professor, Editor of “West 86th: A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture”
Ittai Weinryb
Associate Professor

Catherine Whalen
Associate Professor

Faculty Emeriti

Kenneth L. Ames
Professor Emeritus
Pat Kirkham
Professor Emerita

In Memoriam

David Jaffee
Professor, Head of New Media Research

Visiting and Adjunct Faculty

Elissa Auther
Visiting Associate Professor, Windgate Research and Collections Curator, Museum of Arts and Design
Laura Leibman
Leon Levy Foundation Professor of Jewish Material Culture, Spring 2018

Charlotte Vignon
Visiting Associate Professor, Curator of Decorative Arts, The Frick Collection

Research and Visiting Fellows

Fabio Barry
Visiting Fellow, September–December 2017
Visa Immonen
Research Fellow, April–May 2018

Carol Yinghua Lu
ARIAH East Asia Fellow, July–September 2017

Jeanette Lynes
Visiting Fellow, November–December 2017

Jeffrey Moser
Research Fellow, February–April 2018
Elizabeth Rodini
Visiting Fellow, January–May 2018

Mark Salber Phillips
Research Fellow, January 2018

Olaya Sanfuentes
Visiting Fellow, June–July 2018

Corinne Thépaut-Cabasset
Research Fellow, October-November 2017
Otto von Busch
Visiting Fellow, February–May 2018

Amanda Wunder
Research Fellow, September–December 2017