Institute of Art History of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Taťána Petrasová is a graduate of Charles University in Prague in the field of art history and aesthetics. Since 1987, she has worked at the Institute of Art History of the Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS), where she began to specialise in research of the architecture and art of the 19th century. In 1996, she received the A. Mellon stipend for young researchers, in 1998 a stipend of The Victorian Society in Britain, and in 2004 a stipend from The Atthingham Trust in Britain. She has been the principal investigator or co-investigator of a number of grant projects and has contributed significantly to the organisation of interdisciplinary conferences focused on the 19th century.

Since 2012, Taťána Petrasová has served as Deputy Director and Board member of the Institute of Art History of the CAS. From 2013, she has been a member of the Academy Council of the CAS. Her responsibilities within the Academy Council include regional cooperation, cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and other cultural institutions, cooperation with CEFRES centre (French Research Centre in Humanities and Social Sciences), and exhibition programmes organised at the Academy.

From 2006–2012 Taťána Petrasová served in the social sciences panel and commission of the Czech Science Foundation and from 1996–2017 she worked as an editor of the journal Umění / Art, which is included in the WoS database. Along with the aesthetician Helena Lorenzová, she prepared the book History of the Fine Arts III: 1780–1890 issued in 2001 by Academia Publishing House. In 2012, along with Roman Prahl, she prepared the book Mnichov – Praha. Výtvarné umění mezi tradicí and modernou. / Munich – Prague: The Fine Arts between Tradition and Modernity.

In 1999, the Art Historical Society in the Czech Lands awarded her the Josef Krása Prize for presentation of the 19th century fine arts.

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