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Dr Lucia Patrizio Gunning
G11
History Department
26 Gordon Square
London
WC1H 0AG
Tel: 020 3108 4034
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Appointment
  • Lecturer (Teaching) and KEIF
  • Dept of History
  • Faculty of S&HS
Research Summary
Museum formation, current market ethics and grand challenges. Diplomatic and state involvement in the collection of antiquities in Europe and the Ottoman Empire. Implications in contemporary issues of collecting, restitution with countries of provenance. Contemporary issues relating to looting and trafficking of antiquities, including the role of the art market, art crime and cultural heritage laws and ethics. Provenance and transparency in private and institutional collections.
Diplomatic and collecting history. Nineteenth century cultural diplomacy.  British consuls in the Mediterranean and the Ottoman Empire. Diplomats, collectors and art dealers in eighteenth and nineteenth century Italy.
Politics and heritage. Nationalism and identity. Colonialism and imperialism narratives.
Cultural heritage and disaster: protection of, and reactions to, heritage at risk. Reconstruction and resilience in societies. Living with heritage at risk. Prevention and communication, reactions pre and post disaster. Use of information technology to empower communities and reconnect them to their cultural heritage. Heritage and well being. Restoration and art restitution.
The Grand Tour and British perceptions of the Mediterranean. Byron in Italy and Greece. 
Anglo-Italian cultural and artistic connections: Italian immigrants in Britain with a particular interest in Panizzi, Colnaghi, Fossati and the Morcote connection, and British diplomats and travellers in Italy.
Sir William Hamilton, ambassador, collector and his influence on taste in Britain.
Teaching Summary

MDVLGL01 Latin for Research. - Postgraduate.

HIST7463 Collecting for the Nation. Amateurs, Collectors and Diplomats: A History of Museum Formation. - Undergraduate.


Appointments
01-SEP-2014 Teaching Fellow, History Department, University College Lond History Department University College London, United Kingdom
Academic Background
1997   Doctor of Philosophy University College London
1990   Laurea Universita degli Studi de L'Aquila
    ATQ10 - Overseas accreditation or qualification for any level of teaching  
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