Université de Strasbourg

Roland Recht

Chair of Art Historiography

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Roland Recht holds the Chair of History of Medieval and Modern European art at the Collège de France. He was awarded the Henri Focillon scholarship at Yale University in 1972 and obtained his Ph.D. from Strasbourg University in 1978. He was professor at the University of Burgundy from 1980 to 1986. In 1986 he was appointed Director General of the Museums of Strasbourg until 1993; he held forty exhibitions and carried out a major policy acquisitions, while laying the foundations for the future Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art. He became professor at the Marc Bloch University of Strasbourg, directing the Institute of Art History and the Graduate School of Humanities.

In 2001 Roland Recht was elected at the Collège de France. Since 2003, he is also a Member of the Institute (Academy of Inscriptions and Belles-lettres). He was visiting Professor at the University of Heidelberg in 2007. He is or has been member of several editorial boards of international journals, director of the Revue de l’Art from 2001 to 2005, member of the National Commission of Historical Monuments Commission Acquisitions from the Louvre, the Scientific Council of the Germanic National Nuremberg, ICOM Committee and the Office of the French history of art, scientific advice from the National Institute of Art History, the German Centre for the History of Art, the Ecole du Louvre, the Commission of Fine arts of the Institut de France. Author of over two hundred articles on the art of the Middle Ages, the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as historiography and theory of art, Roland Recht published or edited twenty books. Academy of Architecture Foundation awarded him the Medal of the History of Art for his complete work in 2001. In 2009 he won the Reimar-Lüst the Humboldt Stiftung. In 2012, he received the Prix d'honneur de Fond 'Action Alsace. He is an Officier de l'Ordre National du Mérite, and Chevalier de l'Ordre National de la Légion d'honneur.

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