Cynthia Prieur

Cynthia Prieur is currently at the ABD stage of her PhD. Her dissertation will focus on the fate of Pietro Perugino’s paintings after they were appropriated by the French army from Perugia in 1797 and taken to France. She enjoys the interdisciplinary nature of her research, which covers the history of French painting restoration at the Louvre Museum, the role of the museum in legitimizing art appropriations, the development of cultural heritage laws in France, and historical instances of art appropriation. Cynthia has previous experience working at Sotheby’s Auction House in London, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, the Harvard Art Museums in Boston, and the Kunsthistoriches Museum in Vienna.