Dr Andrea Morgan is a Research Associate in the department of Painting and Sculpture of Europe at the Art Institute of Chicago. She is currently engaged on a research project dedicated to eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British female artists and art collectors, including Frances Reynolds, sister of Sir Joshua Reynolds. Andrea is keen to promote the inclusion of female artists in museum displays and permanent collections, and she is particularly interested in provenance studies.
Andrea is a recent graduate of Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada, where she wrote her dissertation on the history of the British as art collectors in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. During her doctoral program, Andrea spent a year as a Visiting Research Student at Birkbeck College, University of London, after receiving a Bader Fellowship in Art History; she earned an MA in Art History from Tufts University in 2016. Andrea was previously a Guest Curator at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre and has held various museum internships, including serving as a Graduate Research intern at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in the Art of Europe, where she concentrated on British paintings in the collection.