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  • Dr Marika Leino

    Senior Lecturer in History of Art

    School of History, Philosophy and Culture

    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

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    Phone number: +44 (0)1865 483571

    Email: mleino@brookes.ac.uk

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    Marika studied art history at the Courtauld Institute (MA) and gained a PhD from the Warburg Institute. She was a Henry Moore Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the History of Art Department at the University of Oxford and a lecturer at Christie's Education (University of Glasgow) until coming to Oxford Brookes in 2012. Previously she worked as a Specialist in European Sculpture at Christie's, the auction house. In spring 2014 Marika was the Craig Hugh Smyth Research Fellowship at the Harvard Centre for Renaissance Studies at Villa i Tatti, Florence.

    Modules taught

    Undergraduate

    • U68070 Patronage and Subject Matter in Renaissance Italy (3rd Year) [Advanced Seminar in the History of Art, 1]
    • U68020 Italy and the North in the 16th century (2nd Year) [Themes in European Art 1450-1700]
    • U68026 Curatorial Practice (2nd Year)
    • U68023 Paris field trip (2nd Year) [Field Work in Art History]
    • U68007 Art in Oxford (1st Year)
    • U68001 Museum and Society (1st Year) 

    Supervision

    Dr Leino is Principal Investigator on an AHRC funded Collaborative Doctoral Award The Imagined Made Real: the interaction between sculpture and painting in the work of Carlo Crivelli, co-supervised with Dr Caroline Campbell from the National Gallery.

    She welcomes applications from students interested in Renaissance sculpture, the history of collecting and portraiture.   

    Marika Leino's doctoral thesis 'The Status and Functions of Italian Renaissance Plaquettes' considered the role of Renaissance plaquettes (small bronze reliefs) in the wider cultural, intellectual and artistic contexts of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Her book Fashion, Devotion and Contemplation: The Status and Functions of Italian Renaissance Plaquettes was published in 2013. Her  current research focuses on the construction of status in early-modern portraiture, both painted and sculpted.

    Books

    • Leino M, Ed., Performativity in the Gallery, Peter Lang (2014)
      ISBN: 978-3-0343-0966-0
      Abstract
    • Leino M, Fashion, devotion and contemplation: the status and functions of Italian renaissance plaquettes, Peter Lang (2013)
      ISBN: 9783039110681
      Abstract
    • Leino M, Ed., Depth of Field: Relief Sculpture in Renaissance Italy, Peter Lang (2007)
      ISBN: 9783039111114

    Journal articles

    • Leino M, 'The diverse curiosità of Giacomo Francesco Arpino (1607–1684): An introduction to an early collector of Italian Renaissance plaquettes'
      Journal of the History of Collections 27 (1) (2014) pp.15-31
      ISSN: 0954-6650 eISSN: 0954-6650
      Abstract Website
    • Leino M, 'Lorenzo de' Medici, Collector of Antiquities: Collector and Antiquarian'
      Journal of the History of Collections 19 (1) (2008) pp.142-
      ISSN: 0954-6650 eISSN: 0954-6650
      Website
    • Leino M, 'Italian Renaissance plaquettes and Lombard architectural monuments'
      Arte Lombarda (2006)
      ISSN: eISSN:
    • Leino M, 'Myth and Astronomy in the Frescoes at Sant’Abbondio in Cremona'
      Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes (2003)
      ISSN: 0075-4390 eISSN: 0075-4390

    Book chapters

    • Cole MW, Gasparotto D, Payne A, Tostmann O, Simon L, 'Donatello, Michelangelo, Cellini' in Donatello, Michelangelo, Cellini: Sculptors' Drawings from Renaissance Italy, Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum, Boston and Paul Holberton publishing, London (2014)
      ISBN: 978-1907372704
      Abstract
    • Leino M, 'The production, collection and display of plaquette reliefs in Renaissance Italy’' in Leino M, Cooper D (ed.), Depth of Field: Relief Sculpture in Renaissance Italy, Peter Lang (2007)
      ISBN: 9783039111114

    Membership of professional bodies

    • Marika is currently a committee member of the AAH Museums and Exhibitions Members' Group and sits on the editorial board of the Sculpture Journal.
    • Committee member of the Association of Art Historian's (AAH) Museums and Exhibitions Memebers' Group

    Conferences

    Conferences

    Organisation

    • Co-convened (with Marie-Therese Mayne, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle) the AAH Museums and Exhibitions Members' Group session 'Challenging conventions: Exploring hierarchies within the fine and decorative arts', at the AAH conference, Royal College of Art, April 2014
    • Co-convened (with Outi Remes, South Hill Park Arts Centre) the AAH Museums and Exhibitions Members'  Group session 'Performativity in the Gallery: Staging Interactive Encounters' at the AAH conference, Open University, March 2012
    • Co-convened (with Marie-Therese Mayne, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle) the AAH Museums and Exhibitions Members' Group session 'Telling Stories: Making Research Accessible Through Display' at the AAH conference, Warwick, April 2011
    • Co-convened (with Heather Birchall, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester) the AAH Museums and Exhibitions Members' Group session, 'Object, Art History and Display' at the AAH conference, Glasgow, April 2010
    • Co-organised (with Greg Sullivan, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford) an international symposium 'The Place of Sculpture' held at the History of Art Department, Oxford, March 2009. Funded by the Henry Moore Institute, John Fell Foundation (University of Oxford) and the Zilkha Fund (Lincoln College)

    Lectures and invited papers

    • The Morris E. Curiel Institute for European Studies, Tel Aviv University, symposium: Rivalries, Social Networks, and Cultural Production in Early Modern Italy, May 2016 - 'Inscribed for Posterity? Hidden Inscriptions and Notions of Collective Memory in Fifteenth-Century Florence'
    • Renaissance Society of America annual conference Berlin, March 2015 - 'Viewing Collectors' Portraits', in the session How to Look: Guiding the Experience of the Sixteenth-Century Viewer
    • Robert H Smith Renaissance Sculpture Conference International connections: Renaissance sculptors and their impact abroad, March 2015 - chaired the session: Exchanges between Italy and the North 2
    • Università di Pisa, symposium: La scultura e il ritratto, March 2014 - 'Constructing Status: sculpted objects in Italian Renaissance portraits'
    • The Warburg Institute, international conference Rethinking Classicism and Questioning Materiality, October 2013 - 'A comparitive approach to the all'antica idiom in Rome' 
    • The British Art Medal Society, London, March 2012 - 'When are plaquettes medals? Transition of imagery between Italian Renaissance plaquettes and portrait medals'
    • Victoria and Albert Museum Year Course on Late Medieval and Early Renaissance: lecture to MA students on Small Bronzes, July 2011
    • Revealing Medieval and Renaissance Europe: Makers and Markets 1100-1600, International Conference, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, February 2010 - 'Agents of diffusion: the role of Italian Renaissance plaquettes in disseminating designs'
    • Robert H. Smith Renaissance Sculpture in Context Research Seminar, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, May 2009 - 'Antique influences and all'antica creations: Italian Renaissance plaquettes in context'. The day included a two-hour seminar and handling session for MA students
    • Core Research Seminar in the History of Art, History of Art Department, University of Oxford, May 2009 -  'The Relationship between Italian Renaissance plaquettes and Lombard architectural monuments'
    • Helsinki Renaissance Conference, Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki, 2007 - 'A physician and his museo: the diverse curiosità of Giacomo Francesco Arpino (1607-1684)'
    • Collecting & Display (100BC to AD1700) seminar, IHR, University of London, 2006 - 'The Gabinetto of Giacomo Francesco Arpino (1607-1684)'
    • Study Day on 'Treasures of the Italian Renaissance in the Wallace Collection', Wallace Collection, London, 2006 - 'Italian Renaissance Plaquettes and their Uses: From Personal Adornment to Collectors' Curiosities'
    • Renaissance Seminar, Modern History Faculty, University of Oxford, 2006 - 'A physician and his museo: the diverse curiositàof Giacomo Francesco Arpino (1607-1684)'
    • Core Research Seminar in the History of Art, History of Art Department, University of Oxford, 2006 - 'The status and functions of Italian Plaquettes'
    • Seminar on the History of Collecting, Wallace Collection, London, 2005 - 'The Gabinetto of Giacomo Francesco Arpino (1607-1684)'
    • University of Oxford / Ashmolean Museum / Oxford Brookes Art History Seminar, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2005 - 'Italian Renaissance Plaquettes: the origins and functions of the small relief in the 15th and 16th centuries'
    • Making, selling, seeing: The production and experience of relief in the Renaissance, International Conference, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, 2005 - 'Ownership, display and production of small reliefs in the 15th and early 16th centuries'
    • Research Seminar, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2003 - 'Italian Renaissance Plaquettes - forms and functions'

    Other experience

    Editorships

    Editorial Board of the Sculpture Journal (see http://www.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=56&catid=8).