Studied History of Art at the University of Vienna, Master’s degree in 1989, doctorate in 1995, Habilitation at the University of Vienna in 2012. Long-standing research and publishing cooperation with Richard Bösel (Rome) on Italian Jesuit Architecture in the Provincial Order of Milan, 1540–1773 (2007). Editor of the two-volume Architectural and Functional History of the Vienna Hofburg (Vienna 2014). Austrian representative of the steering committee for the European Science Foundation project “Palatium. Court Residences as Places of Exchange in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe” (2010–2015). President of the research group “Baroque Ceiling Painting in Central Europe” (BCPCE).
Period: the Early Modern period
Area: Central Europe, the Habsburg Empire in the international context
Topics: history of architecture, art as a medium of representation, Baroque ceiling painting