Art History Department

Tatiana Thoennes

Ancient, Early Modern


Tatiana graduated from the University of Toronto with a specialist in the History of Art and a major in Renaissance Studies. She excavated at the archaeological site of Sissi on Crete in 2017 and participated in a study campaign of the Palace and Landscape at Palaikastro Project (PALAP) in 2018. Tatiana is interested in the intersection of Aegean Bronze Age and Early Modern visual art. Specifically, her interest focuses on the transmission of art objects from the Aegean Bronze Age to the kunstkammer (or cabinet of curiosities) of the Early Modern Period across Europe. Though she has very specific academic interests, her enthusiasm for art history and archaeology is temporally, geographically, and materially widespread.

Areas of Academic Interest
  • Minoan art and archaeology
  • Aegean Bronze Age archaeology
  • Early Modern art and architecture
  • Early Modern collecting and collections
  • Indigenous South American art and architecture
  • Architecture and ornamentation
  • Materiality and spolia
  • BA (Hons) with High Distinction, University of Toronto
Recent Awards
  • Canada Graduate Scholarship - Master's (SSHRC)
  • Iter Fellowship

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