Dr. Tabea Schindler

2001–2008 Studies in Art History, History, and Sociology at the University of Zurich and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. 11/2008 Master’s degree (Lizentiat) with a thesis titled “Der Maler als Betrüger. Das (versteckte) Selbstbildnis in Gerrit Dous Quacksalber und Frans van Mieris’ Scharlatan”. Since 2002 Teaching activities on a regular basis at the universities of Zurich and Bern. 03/2005–01/2008 Part-time position in the departments of Swiss Art, Old Masters Painting, and Nineteenth-Century Painting at Koller Auctions, Zurich. 03/2005–07/2005 Teaching assistant, Institute of Art History, University of Zurich. 11/2006–05/2007 Research assistant, department of Architecture, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich. 11/2008–02/2012 Academic assistant and Ph.D. candidate within the SNSF project “An Iconology of the Textile in Art and Architecture”, universities of Lausanne and later Zurich. 06–07/2009 Research at Utrecht University. 02–07/2010 Research at the Warburg Institute, London. 11/2011 Ph.D. in Art History with a dissertation entitled “Arachnes Kunst. Textilhandwerk, Textilien und die Inszenierung des Alltags in der holländischen Malerei des 17. Jahrhunderts” (supervisors: Prof. Tristan Weddigen and Prof. Christine Göttler), University of Zurich. 03/2012–02/2015 Postdoctoral assistant and coordinator of the SNSF Sinergia project “The Interior. Art, Space, and Performance (Early Modern to Postmodern)”, Institute of Art History, University of Bern. 01–04/2014 Visiting researcher at the German Center for the History of Art, Paris. Since 04/2015 Visiting researcher at Thorvaldsens Museum in Copenhagen, funded by an SNSF Advanced Postdoc.Mobility fellowship.



Habilitation project:
“The Sculptor’s Image around 1800: Bertel Thorvaldsen as a Public Figure” (working title)