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Linda Müller

Graduate Student Affiliate


Linda Müller

Linda M. Mueller is a PhD student in history of art and architecture at Harvard University. Her research focuses on political, economic, esthetic, and intellectual facets of Renaissance art, particularly paintings, their trade and patronage. Grounded in a material-oriented connoisseurship, her studies scrutinize aspects of Renaissance art theory, historiography, intellectual history, and political theory, including the interplay between Renaissance art and classical republicanism, civic humanism, state theory, civil society, and civic virtue. Apart from her concentration, Linda is interested in issues of cultural diplomacy in the 21 st century, German foreign cultural policy, and the affects of ‘soft power’ in global governance on cultural heritage. Linda has held fellow- and internships at leading international museums, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, and the Musée du Louvre in Paris. She is a 2017/19 ERP Fellow of the German National Academic Foundation.

This information is accurate for the time period that the scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • PhD Student in History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University
  • Graduate Student Affiliate, CES, Harvard University
  • ERP Fellow, German National Academic Foundation