National Lecture Program

AIA Lecturer: Victoria Reed

Affiliation: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Victoria Reed is the Sadler Curator for Provenance at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  She holds her degrees from Rutgers University (Ph.D. and MA), and Sarah Lawrence College, and trained as an art historian specializing in mediaeval and Renaissance art.  She has been conducting museum and provenance research since 1997, and is currently responsible for the research and documentation of the provenance of the MFA’s encyclopedic collection, the review of review of potential acquisitions and loans, and the development of due diligence policies and practice throughout the curatorial division.  Dr. Reed has lectured widely and published extensively on matters related to provenance research, including the issue of Nazi-era looting and restitution.


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