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  • Katarzyna (Kasia) Murawska-Muthesius joined Birkbeck in 2000, teaching Certificate module on approaches to the discipline (Foundation in History of Art), and a range of other modules on caricature, cartoons, nineteenth-century painting in Europe and Russian art. Between 2003 and 2009 she was holding post of Academic Advisor in History of Art. With Leslie Topp and Charlotte Ashby, she devised the Graduate Certificate course in History of Art and Architecture.
  • Before her arrival in the UK in 1993, Kasia had been Curator of Italian Paintings (1981-90), then Chief Curator of The National Museum in Warsaw (1992-93), as well as its Deputy Director (2009-11).  Recipient of the Henry Moore Institute Research Fellowship, and the Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship, she lectured in various universities and art institutions in Europe and the US, including Institut für Kunst- und Bildgeschichte at the Humboldt University in Berlin (Guest-Professor in 2009, and Rudolf-Arnheim Professor in 2013/14).
  • Kasia’s publications include: Europäische Malerei des Barock aus dem Nationalmuseum Warschau (Braunschweig 1988); Trionfo barocco (Gorizia 1990); Borders in Art: Revisiting Kunstgeographie (Warsaw  2000); National Museum in Warsaw Guide: Galleries and Study Collections (Warsaw 2001); Jan Matejko’s “Battle of Grunwald”: New Approaches (Warsaw 2010); Kantor was Here: Tadeusz Kantor in Great Britain (London 2011). She has recently co-edited with Piotr Piotrowski a collection of essays From Museum Critique to the Critical Museum (Farnham, Ashgate 2015).
  • Kasia is currently involved in editing two collections of essays: East (Central) European Art from Global Perspective: Past and Present, proceedings of an international conference organised by Piotr Piotrowski and ThomasDaCosta Kaufmann, held in Lublin in 2014 (co-edited with Beata Hock, Lepizig GWZO), and Caricature before caricatura, a collection of post-conference (AAH UEA 2015) and commissioned essays, to be co-edited with Stefan Trinks (Humboldt University Berlin).