Zuzanna Sarnecka is a PhD candidate at Gonville and Caius College, supervised
by Professor Deborah Howard. After completing her first degree in the Department
of History of Art at the University of Cambridge, Zuzanna continued her studies at
the Courtauld Institute of Art where she wrote her dissertation on fifteenth-century Umbrian wooden crucifixes. Subsequently, she went back to her native Poland to organize an international research seminar ‘Artistic Translations Between the Fourteenth and Sixteenth Centuries’ in the History of Art Department at the University of Warsaw.

In 2013 she joined the ERC funded project Domestic Devotions: The Place of Piety
in the Italian Renaissance Home
to pursue her interests in the relationship between devotion and craftsmanship in the late fifteenth-century Italy. Her current research focuses on Luca della Robbia’s glazed terracotta sculptures and their role in shaping the character of Italian devotion.


Books as editor

  • Artistic Translations Between Fourteenth and Sixteenth Centuries. Proceedings,
    eds Zuzanna Sarnecka and Aleksandra Fedorowicz-Jackowska, Warsaw: Institute
    of Art History, University of Warsaw, 2013
  • Articles

  • ’The Identity of Wooden Crucifixes in the Culture of the Fifteenth-Century Umbria’, Arte Medievale (to be published in January 2015)