Please join us to hear Dr Rebecca Gill speak on ”Galeazzo Alessi, the Sauli Family, and the church of Santa Maria Assunta in Carignano, Genoa’

This seminar is offered in person and on zoom by registration.

Dr Rebecca Gill is one of the Ax:son Johnson postdoctoral research fellows at the Centre and Morgan Fellow at Downing College. Rebecca is an art and architectural historian, specialising in sixteenth-century Italian Renaissance architecture and in particular the architect Galeazzo Alessi. Her previous publications include ‘Conception and construction: the architectural drawings of Galeazzo Alessi’, Architectural History, 2016, and ‘Early Experiments in Counter Reformation Architecture: Galeazzo Alessi and the Church of Santa Maria Assunta di Carignano, Genoa’, in Howard, Saccenti, & Terpstra, (eds.), Renaissance Religions: Modes, Meanings in History, 2021, Brepols. Rebecca is currently writing a book on Galeazzo Alessi and the Invention of Catholic Reformation Architecture, which will be the first monograph to be published on Alessi in English. While at the centre, Rebecca is working on a project examining the architectural transformation of the city of Genoa from a medieval port to a city of classical architecture, and its influence on the architecture of Spain and Northern Europe.

Prior to coming to Cambridge, Rebecca was the Ahmanson Fellow and Curator in Art and Religion at The National Gallery, London, where she curated Virtual Veronese (launching February 2022). This innovative digital project uses technology to reunite Paolo Veronese’s altarpiece of The Consecration of Saint Nicholas (1562) with the church of San Benedetto al Po near Mantua, designed by Giulio Romano, and the original home of this important altarpiece. Rebecca has also taught at King’s College London, and at Birmingham, Leeds, and Reading Universities, and she previously held a postdoctoral scholarship at The British School at Rome.