Prof. Dr. Tristan Weddigen

Executive Director

weddigen(at) 0669 993-475

Curriculum Vitae

In June 2017 Tristan Weddigen was appointed director at the Bibliotheca Hertziana. After being awarded a Ph.D. from the TU Berlin with a dissertation on Raphael in 2002 and nominated university lecturer at the University of Bern with a study on the Dresden Gemäldegalerie in the 18th century in 2008, he became assistant professor at the University of Lausanne in 2008 and full professor for history of early modern art at the University of Zurich in 2009.

Research Projects

His research department focuses on the global aspects of Italian art from the early modern period to today, thus extending the range of the research activities at the Bibliotheca Hertziana to modern and contemporary times; furthermore, it addresses questions of materiality and mediality, studies the history of art history and engages in digital art history.

Publications (OPAC research)


His publications include the monograph Raffaels Papageienzimmer (2006) and the edited volumes Barocke Inszenierung (1999), Federico Zuccaro (2000), Functions and Decorations (2003), Metatexile (2010), Unfolding the Textile Medium (2011), Benedetto Varchi: Paragone (2013), and Heinrich Wölfflin: Principles of Art History (2015).

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