The Age of Flemish Enterprise (1450-1650): The Southern Netherlandish Merchant Diaspora and Early Modern Globalisation.
Early Modern Merchants as Collectors, 15-16 June 2012; Conference Organiser & Honorary Research Fellow, Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford.
Higher Education, Awards and Prizes
University of Oxford, DPhil, History of Art, Faculty of History. Dissertation: Art Dealing & Collecting in Venice: The multi-faceted career of Daniel Nijs (1572-1647), broker of the Gonzaga sale. With support from the
Arts & Humanities Research Council
Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation
Society for Renaissance Studies.
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, Certificate of Advanced Studies (Post-First Master’s), in the Conservation of Historic Towns and Buildings.
Royal Carillon (Music) School ‘Jef Denyn’, Belgium, Carillonneur’s Diploma & Virtuoso Studies.
(Carillon: stationary bell instrument hung in a tower and played from a baton keyboard.) Funded by the
Belgian American Education Foundation
Yale University, B.A., History. Awarded J. Edward Meeker English prize.
Selected Recent Publications
“Daniel Nijs, His Cabinet, and Its Sale to Lord Arundel in 1636” in The Burlington Magazine (forthcoming).
Book review, Double Agents: Cultural and Political Brokerage in Early Modern Europe in Renaissance Quarterly (forthcoming).
“Further Evidence of the Comprehensive Nature of the Firm of Holland and Sons” in Furniture History XLVII (forthcoming).
“The Furnishing of Fort Augustus Abbey, Scotland” in Regional Furniture XXI (2007), pp. 221-240.
“W. Bryson and the Firm of Holland and Sons” in Furniture History XLI (2005), pp. 217-230.
“Robert Lorimer and Scott Morton & Co.” in Regional Furniture XIX (2005), pp. 43-68. Written with the support of a Regional Furniture Society bursary.
“Swiss Carving at the International Exhibitions” in Jay Arenski, Simon Daniels and Michael Daniels, Swiss Carvings: The Art of the ‘Black Forest’ 1820-1940 (Woodbridge: Antique Collector’s Club, 2005), pp. 50-58.
Selected Recent Conference Panels Organised & Papers Presented
College Art Association, annual meeting, New York, February 2013, organisation & co-chairing of the panel "The Decorative Arts within Art Historical Discourse: Where is the Dialogue Now, and Where is It Heading?"
Renaissance Society of America, annual conference, Montreal, March 2011, including organisation of the panel "Early Modern Merchants as Collectors".
Ashmolean Museum/History of Art seminar, November 2010.
Low Countries seminar, Institute of Historical Research, November 2010.
Sixteenth Century Society, annual conference, Montreal, October 2010, plus chairing of the session "Early Modern European Music and Dance".
Society for Renaissance Studies, national conference, York, July 2010.
The Venetian Seminar, annual meeting, Manchester, May 2010.
Renaissance Society of America, annual conference, Venice, April 2010.
Wallace Collection, History of Collecting seminar, March 2010.
At the University of Oxford, Christina has taught Material and Visual Culture to Finalists in the History Faculty, and European Art 1400-1870 for the Sarah Lawrence programme at Wadham College. She has also lectured on Furniture History 1851-1951 for the Continuing Education department at Oxford, and assisted with the iconic English Architecture 1660-1720 Special Subject paper. Prior to this, she lectured on furniture history and approaches to research within the museum setting at Sotheby’s Institute of Art and Christie’s Education. For many years, Christina ran her own tutoring business focused on music performance and theory, serving an internationale clientele and teaching in four languages.