Dr Laura Moretti has won a Leverhulme International Fellowship for the academic year 2021-22
Object History and Museum Display. The Adventurous Life of the Berlin ‘Adorante’
One of the most celebrated bronze statues of antiquity, the ‘Adorante’, now at the Staatliche Museen, Berlin, has been displayed over the past five centuries in at least 17 prominent locations throughout Europe, passing through the hands of wealthy and passionate collectors, and before the eyes of generations of interested viewers. This project develops innovative ways to communicate this complex past to wide audiences. It will be an important case study of sculpture in historical and geographical transition, stimulating new research and reflections on exhibition practices.
Image caption: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Antikensammlung, inv. Sk 2. Photo: Johannes Laurentius.