Ana Baeza Ruiz

Allen & Overy and Museo del Prado create a gender studies fellowship

Allen & Overy has collaborated with the Museo Nacional del Prado in the creation of the Allen & Overy – Museo del Prado postdoctoral research fellowship in gender studies.

In this first edition, Ana Baeza Ruiz‘s (pictured) project on female childhoods in the collections of the Museo del Prado was recognised. Baeza Ruiz is a senior lecturer in the department of history of art at the University of Bristol, where she teaches programmes on visual arts and cultural heritage.

She is also a research associate at Loughborough University on the Feminist Art Making Histories (FAMH) project, which aims to bring to light hitherto hidden and invisible histories of feminist art, with a particular focus on cases from the UK and Ireland.

She has worked as a curator and educator at the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (Middlesex University), as a researcher at the Victoria and Albert Museum (‘Frida Kahlo’), and as co-founder of the participatory project Journals of a Pandemic. In 2017, she completed her PhD at the University of Leeds in collaboration with the National Gallery, London.

The Allen & Overy – Museo del Prado Gender Studies fellowship, worth €38,000, aims to recognise and reward a research project related to gender studies in order to contribute to a better understanding of women artists, female patronage or other topics of relevance to the cultural and social history of the institution.

Irina Wakstein