Caroline Elam

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Caroline Elam as a Senior Research Fellow of the Warburg Institute. Dr Elam, and is the first holder of this honorary title, which was recently established to recognise the academic association of distinguished independent scholars with the Institute.

Dr Elam is an art historian specializing in Florentine architecture, art and patronage in the Renaissance. She taught History of Art at Westfield College, University of London, from 1976 to 1987 before serving as Editor of the Burlington Magazine from 1987 until 2002, where she is currently a Director. In addition to publishing articles on the history of art and curating exhibitions, Elam lectures widely in universities and art galleries. From 2002 to 2004 she was Andrew W Mellon Professor for the History of Art at the Center for Advanced Studies for the Visual Arts in the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. In 2004 she was appointed Visiting Professor at the Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies at Villa I Tatti, Florence, after winning the I Tatti Mongan Prize in 2003. She is currently a Trustee of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge and an Honorary Fellow of King's College Cambridge. In 2005 she was awarded an honorary doctorate by Oxford Brookes University. In 2004 Dr Elam’s book Roger Fry and the Re-Evaluation of Piero della Francesca was published by the Council of The Frick Collection Lecture Series, The Frick Collection, (ISBN 091211424X).