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Lois Haines

PhD Student

Research Interests: History of Art | Italian Art 15th and 16th Century | Cultural History | Artistic Practice | Technical art history | History of collecting



The Workshop and its Painters: Perugino and the Perugineschi in Florence and Perugia

Lois’ research project aims to contribute to a deeper understanding of the management and operation of painting workshops in Renaissance Italy. Working with a corpus including works from the National Gallery’s own collection and elsewhere, her project draws on the case study of Perugino to challenge our understanding of the vast amount of serial and derivative paintings produced within the workshops of Florentine master painters in the late-fifteenth and early-sixteenth centuries.

Her research includes investigation of regional approaches to painting, production procedures and technical skills used in painters workshops, and the visual value of workshop production.

Supervisors: Michelle O'Malley (Warburg) / Matthias Wivel (National Gallery)


Lois holds a BA in French and Italian from the University of Leeds, and an MA in History of Art from The Courtauld Institute.


2017-2020 Recipient of AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership scholarship with the National Gallery, London.