Thomas Wolfgang Gaehtgens#

Email:tgaehtgens 'at' getty.edu
Membership Number:4876
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:MUSICOLOGY & ART HISTORY
Username:tgaehtgens
Elected:2018
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Present and Previous Positions
  • Since November 2007 Director, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles
  • 1997 - 2007 Founder and Director, Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte/ Centre allemand d’histoire de l’art, Paris
  • 1998 - 1999 European Chair of the Collège de France
  • 1995 Lecturer at the Collège de France
  • 1980 - 2006 Professor of Art History, Freie Universität Berlin
  • 1985 - 1986 Visiting Scholar, J. Paul Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, Santa Monica
  • 1979 - 1980 Research Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University1963–1964 Research Fellow of the French Government
  • 1974 - 1975 Professor, University of Hamburg
  • 1972 - 1978 Professor, University of Göttingen
  • 1970 - 1972 Lecturer, University of Göttingen
  • 1966 - 1972 Lecturer, University of Bonn

Fields of Scholarship
  • XVIIIth - XIXth Century Art History (Painting, Sculpture)
  • Artistic Institutions (Museum History, History of collecting)
  • Cultural Exchange and Artistic Relations between Germany and France
  • Kunstliteratur (Art Criticism)
  • History of Display
  • Heritage studies
  • American Art and Transatlantic German Relations

Honours and Awards
  • 1983 Member Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen
  • 1995 Lecturer at the Collège de France
  • 1998 - 1999 European Chair of the Collège de France
  • 2004 Honorary Doctorate from the Courtauld Institute of Art
  • 2009 Grand Prix de l'Académie Française pour la Francophonie
  • 2011 Honorary Doctorate from the Université Paris-Sorbonne
  • 2011 Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2015 Prix Mondial Cino del Duca by the Institut de France
  • Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres
  • Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur
  • Großes Bundesverdienstkreuz der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

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