Corinna Tania Gallori



Corinna T. Gallori received her PhD in Art History from Milan’s Università degli Studi (Italy) in 2008. She was awarded fellowships at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut (2009, 2015-2017), the Italian Academy at Columbia University (Fall 2012), and the Warburg Institute (2014). Corinna taught Medieval and Renaissance art at the Università del Molise (2014), “Iconography and Iconology” at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan (2016, 2018), and “Saints, Sinners, and Harlots, Medieval Women in Central Italy” at the Umbra Institute of Perugia (2018-2019). She was one of the curators of the exhibition Italia e Spagna in Dialogo (Florence, Gallerie degli Uffizi, 2018), and collaborated to several others, amongst which El vuelo de las imágenes (Mexico City, MUNAL, 2011) and Florenz! (Bonn, Bundeskunsthalle, 2013).

Presently, Corinna is an associate scholar at Florence’s Kunsthistorisches Institut, as well as a researcher for the project Circulación de la imagen en la geografía artística del mundo hispánico en la edad moderna / Circulations of Images in the Early Modern Artistic Geographies of the Hispanic World (CIRIMA;, which was awarded the sponsorship of the Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación.

Her publications and present research focus on indulgences and Italian images, inscriptions in art and those artistic lettering that blur the lines between script and image, and the transfer of images across different media and geographic areas. She is the author of several publications on the so-called Mass of St. Gregory in Italy and on the representations of the nomina sacra, and especially the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. A substantial part of her research revolves around feathers and feather working in Europe and other countries. She focused especially on Mexican feather mosaics, their adoption of European prints as visual sources, and their presence and appreciation within Italian art collections or churches.