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Éowyn Kerr-Di Carlo

Adjunct Lecturer – Technical Art History

Eowyn Kerr-Di Carlo is an art historian and art conservator, specializing in technical art history and historical artists’ techniques and practices. She received an MA in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, focusing on the arts of medieval Italy. She also holds an MA and CAS in Art Conservation from Buffalo State College, specializing in paintings conservation, and completed a postgraduate certificate in Conservation Science from the University of Florence. Her undergraduate education was in fine arts, with a BFA in printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute. Through the study of artists’ materials and extensive archival documents, Kerr-Di Carlo’s doctoral research examines the artistic networks and workshop practices of a group of manuscript illuminators working at the turn of the fifteenth century, which questions long-held beliefs about Florentine manuscript production. Her research interests include ecclesiastical and monastic patronage and the history of material culture.  


At WVU she is the Technical Art History area specialist. She is also the lead instructor of pre-college (10th-12th grade) courses on art conservation for the Sotheby’s Summer Institute, New York. Kerr-Di Carlo has held positions as a graduate teaching assistant at the Courtauld Institute lecturing on subjects ranging from the Byzantine to French architecture and as a curatorial assistant at the Courtauld Gallery for their collection of “Old Master” drawings. For six years, she was Adjunct Professor at the American University of Rome, teaching courses on classical Rome, medieval and Renaissance art history, and conservation ethics.  


Kerr-Di Carlo was awarded fellowships from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation for the Victoria & Albert Museum’s Medieval and Renaissance Galleries and the North Carolina Museum of Art. She has published research in a number of peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes and regularly gives papers at international conferences. She is a member of the American Institute for Conservation ( AIC), the International Institute for Conservation (IIC), the Renaissance Society of America (RSA), and the International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA).