Rowanne Dean

Biography

Rowanne is a PhD student studying western European high- and late-medieval art and material culture. Her research interests include metalwork, materiality, luxury objects, and the senses. She also studies the history of the collecting, display, and forgery of medieval art, especially in the 19th century. She received her BA in art history from Barnard College in 2017, writing a senior thesis entitled “Forging a Past: French Gothic Metalwork in Gilded Age America.” She has interned in curatorial departments at the New Museum of Contemporary Art and the Morgan Library and Museum. Prior to entering the PhD program, she was a research fellow at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site.