Prof. Astrid HARTH

BA in Art History (Ghent University)

MA in Art History (Ghent University)

BA in Conservation/Restoration (University of Antwerp)

MA in Conservation/Restoration (University of Antwerp)

PhD in Art History (Ghent University)

Visiting address
Phone: +852 34429733

Author IDs

Willing to take PhD students: yes
Willing to talk to media: yes


Astrid Harth (BA, MA, PhD) is an Assistant Professor of Art History at the Department of Chinese and History of the City University of Hong Kong. Previously Astrid was a postdoctoral researcher at Ghent University (Belgium), a visiting scholar at Columbia University (USA), a Chester Dale Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (USA), and a PhD Candidate at Ghent University (Belgium). Both her PhD and her postdoctoral research were funded by competitive grants from the Research Foundation Flanders. As both an art historian and conservation scientist, Astrid Harth specializes in technical art history in particular in relation to Northern Renaissance and Baroque Art thus bridging art and science.

Astrid Harth has published in several top-ranked peer-reviewed scientific journals, including Heritage Science and X-Ray Spectrometry. Moreover, her work has been published in award-winning exhibition catalogues such as "Van Eyck: An Optical Revolution" (Hannibal) and "Dürer's Journey's: Travels of a Renaissance Artist" (Yale University Press). In the coming years Astrid plans to conduct research on intentional alterations of early Netherlandish paintings as well as further develop research aimed at connecting art and science using imaging and analytical techniques. She has an extensive network among museums across the globe including at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC), the National Gallery (London) and the Museum of Fine Arts (Ghent).

Research Interests/Areas

Northern Renaissance Art

Baroque Art

Technical Art History

Art and Science

Western Art History