FD, Forskare vid Kungl. Vitterhetsakademien, anknuten till Konstvetenskapliga institutionen, Stockholms universitet (PhD, Research fellow at the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities, affiliated to the Department of Art History, Stockholm University)
I am interested in the relationship between science and art in Early Modern Europe. My present research concerns the collecting and use of science in art in Sweden 1550 to1660, particularly how the prevailing interest in cosmography permeated different art forms.
I teach and supervise projects on Swedish and European Early Modern art.
Recent research Projects
In 2013 I was short-term Sackler fellow at Royal Museums Greenwich with the project "18th century astronomical demonstration instruments and user experience". From 2011 until 2013 I was post-doctoral researcher at the Museum of the History of Science at Oxford University with the project “Scientific Instruments in 18th century Europe - Display, Visual Effect and Aesthetical Experience?” funded by the Swedish Research Council. For many years I worked as director and curator at the Observatory Museum in Stockholm, and I have also produced exhibitions in several Swedish institutions such as the Nationalmuseum and the Royal collections, whereby researching and presenting Early Modern material culture from different viewpoints. My PhD thesis Taking possession of astronomy: Frontispieces and illustrated title-pages in 17th century books on astronomy (2010) is available online: http://http://su-beta.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:317149/FULLTEXT01.pdf