Irene Campolmi

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Irene Campolmi

  • Institut for Æstetik og Kommunikation - Kunsthistorie

Langelandsgade 139, 1586, 216

8000 Aarhus C



Direkte telefon: 87163119

Curriculum Vitae


To become an expert museum researcher and curator and to work in the R&D of art museums. I am interested in combining curating and research in the art museum.



2013 January-2016 April: PhD Fellow at Aarhus University and research assistant at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Humlebæk). Associated Scholar to the Max Planck Research Group “Objects in the Contact Zone: The Cross-Cultural Lives of Things”, coordinated by Dr Eva-Maria Troelenberg and based at the Max-Planck Institut- Kunsthistiorisches Institut in Florenz. PhD Thesis: The Art Museum of the 21st Century. Sustainable Frameworks for Curating Research . Supervisors: Prof. phil Jacob Wamberg, Prof. Dr Ane Hjelskov Larsen; Co-supervisors: Dr Eva Maria Troelenberg (and Dr Prof. Charlotte Klonk).

2014 (August-December): Visiting PhD Student at the School of Museum Studies, Leicester University. Mentor: Prof. Dr. Janet Marstine.

2012-13: PhD Candidate in Management and Development of Cultural Heritage (MDCH), IMT Institute for Advanced Studies in Lucca (Cycle XXVII - Resigned from this position).

2009-2011: MA in Art History, History of Art Collecting and Museology, University of Florence (110/110 with honors). Thesis: Janet Ross, marchande amateur. A case of female collecting in Florence at the end of the 19th century.

2006-2009: BA in Art History and Museology, University of Florence (110/110 with honors). Thesis: The Museum as a Gesamtkunstwerk. Palma Bucarelli’s Museological Choices at the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rome.


Professional Experiences in Art Museums and Art Galleries

2013-2016: Assistant Curator and Research Assistant at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark. Reference: Dr Poul Erik Tøjner, Museum Director.

2014: Associate Curator at Kunsthal Aarhus, Aarhus (DK). Reference: Dr Joasia Krysia, Artistic Director.

2009: Assistant Curator, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano. Reference: Alice Fontanelli, Manager.

2008-2009: Assistant Curator, National Gallery for Modern Art, Rome Italy. Reference: Maria Vittoria Clarelli, Museum Director.


University Teaching Experiences

2011-2013: Docent and Art Historian at the Acton Art Collection at Villa La Pietra, New York University Florence.

2011-12: Docent in Art History and Art Theory and Criticism, Florence University of the Arts.

2012: Lecturer in Latin, Syracuse University Florence.


Grants & Fellowships

2013-2016, PhD Fellowship by Ny Carlsberg Foundation

2015 (May) Research Trip to Matera and South Italy with the Max-Planck Institute- KHI Florence

2014 (Fall Semester) Aarhus Graduate School of Art. Grant for a visiting research period at the University of Leicester (September- December 2014, Dr Janet Marstine, Mentor).

2014 (August) International Summer Academy of Art Salzburg. Travel-study grant for the course: “Curating the Boundary Condition: Encounter with the outside” by Nancy Adajana.

2013 (December), Research Trip to the Middle East Museums in collaboration with the Max-Planck Institute- KHI Florence. Visit to the museums of Doha and Dubai. Position: associate scholar.

2013, The 6th International Conference “The Inclusive Museum”

Graduate Scholar Award, SMK, Staten Museum fur Kunst, Copenhagen

2012-2013, KHI-Max-Planck Institute – KHI Florence

Max Planck Research Group Fellow “Objects in the Contact Zone: The Cross-Cultural Lives of Things”

2012, EuNaMus Project on European National Museums  

INHA, Institute Nationale D’Histoire du l’Art, Universitè de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris. Project coordinator: Prof. Dr Dominique Poulot

2012, KHI- Max-Planck Institute Summer School Image-Counter-Image- Photographic Image. Florence and Tuscany in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century.Project coordinator: Prof. Dr Alessandro Nova

33rd CIHA 2012 (Nuremberg, Germany)

Post-Graduate Program, Poster Session: Archètopy in art museums and the aura of displays.

2011, Fairfield University, Florence

International Scholarship for studying support.


Organization of Conferences and Participation in Committees:


December 2-4, 2015: Responsible and main organizer of the International Symposium Curating Research: Knowledge Production in the Art Museum. Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (DK) in collaboration with Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam) and Aarhus University.

November 4-5, 2014: Member of the Conference Committee Museums Alive! Exploring How Museums Behave like

Human Beings. University of Leicester.

September 26-28, 2013: Coordinator and member of the Conference Committee: Images of the Art Museum:

Connecting Gaze and Discourse in the History of Museology. Max-Planck Institut- Kunsthistorisches Institut

in Florence.

April 5, 2013: Responsible and main organizer: Nineteenth Century Foreign Art Collecting and Displaying in Italy. Creating Visions, Exporting Models. Max-Planck Institute- Kunsthistorishes Institute in Florence.

Aarhus Universitet
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C

Tlf: 8715 0000
Fax: 8715 0201

CVR-nr: 31119103

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