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University of DelawareNewark, DE 19716<div class="ExternalClassA33BD3C2240743DCA2B1C2146356F548"><p>B.S., Chemistry, University of Alabama (2016)​<br>B.A., Art History, University of Alabama (2016)<br>M.A., Art History, Case Western Reserve University (2018)</p></div><div class="ExternalClass595E42FBF3884766868CD75842C2E1BF"><p>​Seicento courts in Italy and France; early modern material culture, particularly how objects create and reflect aspects of cultural identity and how they relate to the spaces they occupy; collecting and patronage</p></div><div class="ExternalClass6D48C6DDFABD447C9D0893FCDD07B20B"><p>Erin Hein is a Ph.D. student studying seventeenth-century Italian and French art. Her research focuses on early modern courts, especially material and cultural exchange facilitated by the movement of artists, patrons, and art objects. Hein served as the co-chair of the University of Delaware Art History Graduate Student Lecture Series for the 2019-2020 academic year.</p><p>Hein graduated summa cum laude from the University of Alabama (2016) with a B.S. in Chemistry and a B.A. in Art History. She received an M.A. in Art History (2018) from the Case Western Reserve University – Cleveland Museum of Art joint graduate program. Her qualifying paper examined Caravaggio’s Burial of Saint Lucy in the context of its afterlife as relayed through copies made after the painting and eighteenth and nineteenth-century guidebooks on Sicily. An abridged version, "Making a Martyr: Preserving and Creating Cultural Identity with Caravaggio's <em>Burial of Saint Lucy</em> (1608)" was published in <em>Athanor</em> in 2018. Hein has held conservation and curatorial internships at the RISD Museum, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.</p></div>EducationResearch InterestsBiographyerinhein@udel.eduHein, Erin<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/People/Graduate%20Students/hein-bio.jpg" width="516" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />



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