Dr Elizabeth Savage, Lecturer and British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in Book History and Communications, Institute of English Studies, has been awarded the Wolfgang Ratjen Award for distinguished research in the field of graphic arts. It is the major early-career research prize for the study of prints and drawings.
The Wolfgang Ratjen-Preis (Wolfgang Ratjen Award) is an annual award for distinguished research in the field of graphic arts. The prize, funded by the Wolfgang Ratjen Foundation, is curated and presented by the Association of Friends of the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte (Central Institute for Art History), Munich ('CONIVNCTA FLORESCIT’). The purpose of this award, which honours the memory of the collector Wolfgang Ratjen (1943-1997), is to encourage younger scholars to address neglected topics and to bring the results of their work to the attention of a broader public. The winning candidate chosen by an independent committee of scholars, will receive € 5,000 and is expected to spend three months conducting research at the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in Munich.
The Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich, was founded in 1946 as an independent art historical research centre. It has one of the largest and most significant art historical libraries worldwide, and its photographic collection contains nearly 1 million items. With its rich program of scholarly events open to the public, the ZI understands its role as a forum for scholarly exchange and discussion of current methodological issues and topics in art history. It is decidedly independent of any national framework or research agenda.