Nino Simonishvili

Nino Simonishvili (ნინო სიმონიშვილი) is an associate professor at the Institute of Art History and Theory at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Dr. Simonishvili was appointed as director of the International Research Center in Visual Arts (The Georgian State Museum of Folk and Applied Arts) and served as the director of a collaborative project between the Georgian National Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art that was supported by UNESCO. With the support of various prominent international scientific programs (the A.V. Humboldt and Gerda Henkel fellowships in Germany, the J.W. Fulbright scholarship,  and the A. and P. Mellon fellowships in the USA among others), she has conducted research initiatives and delivered lectures at the University of Freiburg, Munich, and The Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design in Germany; the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York City and the  National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. in the USA; the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations at Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey; the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz and the Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome, Italy among others. Her research interests and publications are focused on cultural interactions between the Eastern and the Western worlds, on medieval and modern art, art historiography, and image theory.