Astrid Harth

Visiting Scholar

Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO)

Universiteit Gent (Belgium)

Astrid Harth is a postdoctoral fellow of the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) at Ghent University. She studied Art History and Paintings Conservation and obtained her PhD on the practice of copying in early Netherlandish painting at Ghent University in 2021. In 2019, she was a Chester Dale Fellow at the Department of European Paintings of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC). She is a member of the Ghent Interdisciplinary Centre for Art and Science (GICAS), which concentrates on the art-historical study of material aspects of artistic artefacts. She published on artistic production in early modern Europe and on the interdisciplinary study of the arts and sciences by using imaging and analytical techniques. She plans to conduct research on the northern Renaissance practice of overpainting Christian cult images.