Dr Marta Ajmar-Wollheim

Marta Ajmar-Wollheim (PhD Warburg Institute) is a Tutor in Graduate Studies (Renaissance) in the Research Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum, where she created the Renaissance Decorative Arts and Culture course (History of Design MA). Between 2002 and 2005 she was in charge of The Domestic Interior in Italy, 1400-1600, a collaborative research project funded by the Getty Foundation and the AHRC. She was initiator and co-curator of the exhibition At Home in Renaissance Italy (V&A, October 2006-January 2007) and co-editor of the accompanying publication (London, 2006). She also co-edited Approaching the Italian Renaissance Interior (Blackwell, 2007). She is currently working with Luca Molà (Warwick University) on a new exhibition exploring early modern globalization.

She has written on Renaissance material culture in various multi-authored volumes, including: The Image of the Individual, eds. Nicholas Mann and Luke Syson (London, 1998), Material Memories, eds. Marius Kwint, Christopher Breward and Jeremy Aynsley (Oxford, 1999), Women in Italian Renaissance Culture and Society, ed. Letizia Panizza (Oxford, 2000), The Art Market in Italy (15th-17th Centuries), eds. Marcello Fantoni, Louisa C.Matthew and Sara F. Matthews-Grieco (Modena, 2003). Forthcoming publications in 2009 include a chapter on the material culture of early modern childhood for A Cultural History of Childhood and Family (Berg) and a chapter on the Renaissance urban house for the series Il Rinascimento Italiano e l'Europa (Fondazione Cassamarca).