Prof. Dr. Dr.
Alessandro Nova studied “Lettere e Filosofia” at the Università degli Studi di Milano and Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, where he received his Ph.D. with a thesis on the artistic patronage of Pope Julius III. in 1982. In 1986 he earned his research doctorate from the Università degli Studi di Milano with a thesis on the Brescian artist Girolamo Romanino in the context of north Italian painting and sixteenth-century culture. His studies were funded by the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung (1985–86, 1989), J. Paul Getty Foundation (1986–1987), and by the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton (1992–1994). From 1988 until 1994 he was Assistant Professor at Stanford University (California, USA), and from 1994 until 2006 Professor of Renaissance Art at Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt am Main. In 2006 and 2007 he was the managing director of the research center on the Modern Age in Frankfurt (Zentrum zur Erforschung der Frühen Neuzeit, Renaissance Institut); in 2006 he was appointed Honorary Professor of Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt. Since October 2006 he has been Director at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institute.