My current research is focused on heritage and visual culture in Austria-Hungary from the mid-nineteenth century to its demise in 1918. I am particularly interested in the ways that artists, art critics and art historians, as well as museum curators and conservation professionals became drawn into wider political debates over the social and cultural identity of Austria-Hungary.
Recent publications dealing with this include my forthcoming book The Vienna School of Art History (Penn State University Press, 2013) as well as my edited volume Heritage, Ideology and Identity in Central and Eastern Europe (Boydell, 2012) and a volume of the journal Centropa (Vol. 12.2) on museums in central Europe.
I am also interested in contemporary topics as well, including the use of systems theory in art history, neuroaesthetics and issues in global art.