Lindsay Alberts

Lindsay Alberts is a professor and museum educator in the Boston area; her research focuses on early modern Italy.  She received her PhD from Boston University, where her dissertation explored the intersection of early modern collecting and political authority under the Medici grand duchy, specifically Grand Duke Francesco I’s use of cultural forms to assert authority through soft power.  She is currently working on a book project on the Cappella dei Principi at San Lorenzo in Florence, investigating the site’s political ambitions expressed through the material collection of both granducal bodies and stone specimens.  Lindsay teaches introductory surveys and upper division courses in the early modern period at a number of Boston schools, including BU, BC, MassArt, Lesley, and Suffolk; she also works for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston as a lecturer.