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Krisztina Ilko is a Cambridge Trust- and AHRC Lander Scholarship-funded Ph.D student researching the early artistic patronage of the Augustinian friars in central Italy (1256-c. 1370), under the supervision of Dr Donal Cooper. Prior to starting her Ph.D, Krisztina received a Master of Arts in Medieval Studies with distinction from Central European University, a Master of Arts in Medieval History of Art while studying at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest and the Università degli Studi di Firenze, and a Bachelor of Arts from Eötvös Loránd University in History of Art, History, and Classics, with a specialisation in ancient Greek philology.

Krisztina did funded internships at the History of Art Department at the UniFI in Florence, and in the Schnütgen Museum in Cologne. She also worked as an art historian for archival and art historical research connected with the restoration of medieval wall paintings in churches in Slovakia. Her previous publications are focused on medieval Christian iconography, wall paintings, and Italian and central European art, with an emphasis on the fourteenth century.

Krisztina has done extensive field work and archival research in Italy for her dissertation. Her research has been generously supported by research grants from the International Center of Medieval Arts (ICMA), the Fogliano/Lester Research Grant of the Italian Art Society (IAS), the Francis Haskell Memorial Fund of The Burlington Magazine Foundation, the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Pembroke College, and Kettle's Yard.


Key publications: 

The Identification of an Illuminated Trecento Fragment of the Postilla on the Lenten Gospel by Albert of Padua, Metropolitan Museum Journal 53 (2018), forthcoming.

The Artistic Connections of the Romanesque Wall Paintings in Kostoľany pod Tribečom (Slovakia), Hortus Artium Medievalium 22 (2016), 282–292.

Department: History of Art
Supervisor: Donal Cooper
College: Pembroke
AHRC Subject Area: History of Art
Title of Thesis: The Early Artistic Patronage of the Augustinian Friars in Central Italy
 Krisztina  Ilko