Dr. Neville Rowley


  • Curator (Gemäldegalerie)
  • Curator (Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst)




Focus | Responsibilities | Projects

  • Italian Painting and Sculpture of the 15th Century
  • Historiography
  • Museum studies


Since 02/2016 Curator for Early Italian Art, Gemäldegalerie, Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst
2013–2015 Fellow Researcher, Skulpturensammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Responsible of the scientific catalogue of the works by Donatello and his school in the collections of the Berlin Museums.
2012 Visiting Professor in the History of Art at UNICAMP (University of Campinas, Brazil)
2004–2010 Ph.D. Thesis in the History of Art (Université de Paris IV - Sorbonne)
2008–2009 Fellow at Villa Medici, French Academy in Rome. Curator of the exhibition “Villa aperta”, based on the history and collections of the Villa Medici as well as on Fellow artists’ works (Rome, Villa Medici, 10 July-20 September 2009)
2007–2008 Assistant Research Curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (Robert Lehman Collection). Scientific coordination of the exhibition “Giorgio Morandi, 1890-1964” (Fall 2008)


  • mit Pierre Curie (Hrsg.), “Giovanni Bellini. Influences croisées, Brüssel, Fonds Mercator, 2023.
  • mit Francesco Caglioti, Laura Cavazzini und Aldo Galli (Hrsg.), “Donatello Erfinder der Renaissance, Leipzig, E.A. Seemann, 2022.
  • „Donatello Berlinese“, Rom, Officina Libraria, 2022.
  • "The Road (back) to Berlin: the endless journey of the ‚202‘“, in Peter Jonathan Bell and Kristi Nelson (eds.), The Berlin Masterpieces in America. Paintings, Politics, and the Monuments Men, exh. cat. (Cincinnati, Cincinnati Art Museum, 2021), Cincinnati, Cincinnati Art Museum, 2020, pp. 72-93.
  • "Das James Simon Kabinett. Zur Geschichte eines Raumes in Wilhelm Bodes ‚Renaissance-Museum‘“, in Olaf Matthes (ed.), James Simon: Briefe an Wilhelm von Bode 1885-1927, Vienna Cologne, Weimar, Böhlau Verlag, 2020, pp. 31-60
  • "Eine Berliner Reise durch Aby Warburgs Bilderatlas Mnemosyne“, in Neville Rowley and Jörg Völlnagel (eds.), Between Cosmos and Pathos. Berlin Works from Aby Warburg's Bilderatlas Mnemosyne, exh. cat. (Berlin, Gemäldegalerie, 8.8-1.11.2020), Berlin, Deutscher Kunstverlag, 2020, pp. 42-101.
  • "Wilhelm von Bode and the Rediscovery of Bertoldo di Giovanni“, in Aimee Ng, Alexander J. Noelle and Xavier F. Salomon (eds.), Bertoldo di Giovanni. The Renaissance of Sculpture in Medici Florence, exh. cat (New York, The Frick Collection, 18.09.2019-12.01.2020), Lewes, Giles, 2019, pp. 135-154.
  • "Bellini stands higher than Mantegna”, in Caroline Campbell, Dagmar Korbacher, Neville Rowley and Sarah Vowles (eds.), Mantegna & Bellini, exh. cat. (London, National Gallery; Berlin, Gemäldegalerie, 2018- 2019), London, National Gallery Company, 2018, pp. 41-49
  • "À la recherche de Fouquet en Italie”, in Regards sur les Primitifs. Mélanges en l’honneur de Dominique Thiébaut, Paris, Hazan and Louvre éditions, 2018, pp. 144-155
  • "Donatello Forgotten and Rediscovered: on Five Works of Art formerly in the Berlin Museums“, Jahrbuch Preußischer Kulturbesitz, new series, 57, 2015, pp. 140-163.
  • "Some questions about the provenance of the ‚Dancing Girl with Cymbals‘ by Antonio Canova in the Bode Museum, Berlin“, Predella. Journal of Visual Arts, 36, 2014, pp. 55-65.
  • Donatello. La Renaissance de la sculpture, Paris, À Propos, 2013.
  • Caravage. L'art pour rédemption, Paris, À Propos, 2012.
  • Fra Angelico, peintre de lumière, Paris, Gallimard, 2011.

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Staff of the Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst

Here, the employees of the different branches of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin introduce themselves, providing some information about their professional backgrounds and their main areas of work.