The following scholars have been selected as the 2015 Samuel H. Kress Fellows at the Medici Archive Project.
Hannah Wirta Kinney is a DPhil candidate in History of Art at Oxford University. Her dissertation, “Reproducing History: Moulds, Models, and Ideas of Patrimony in Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Florence," explores the circulation of copies of sculpture in a range of materials from bronze to sugar. She received her MA in 2014 from the Bard Graduate Center with a thesis on the Doccia factory's full-scale porcelain casts after antique sculpture. She completed her BA at Sarah Lawrence College in 2008. In addition to her work on Florentine sculpture, Hannah has an interest in the use of new media forms for museum interpretation and scholarly publication. As a MAP fellow she will be primarily researching the ritual of obtaining a license for the casting of sculpture in the Grand Duke's possession.
Victoria Addona is a PhD student in the History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University, where she is completing a dissertation on the collaborative practices and pedagogical activities at the Medici court architect Bernardo Buontalenti’s informal school. She completed a BA in Art History at McGill University in 2010, and received an MA in Art History and Theory from the University of British Columbia in 2012. Her MA thesis focused on the concepts of pictorial illusionism and architectural license as evinced by the painted facades in Cinquecento Venice. She has interned at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and the Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi, and will hold a visiting fellowship at Villa I Tatti in Spring 2016.