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Karolina Hyzy


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Academic Biography

Karolina Hyży is an art historian and a provenance researcher. She is currently a Research Fellow at Teesside University where she serves as the art historian on an international team in the UK, Germany and the Czech Republic collaborating on the AHRC/UKRI and DFG – funded project Images and Imagination of Impairment and Disability in the Hans Würtz Collection. Karolina obtained her BA in Art History from Aberystwyth University and MA in the Art Market and the History of Collecting from the University of Buckingham on a Colnaghi Scholarship. For the past decade she has been working as a provenance researcher with a primary focus on the period of 1933 – 1945. She has extensive research experience in public and private archives, museums and related institutions in the UK, Germany, her native Poland, most other continental European countries, the United States and Israel. She is the co-author of the biography of German-Jewish refugee artist Eric Isenburger (1902 – 1994) and his wife, the dancer Jula née Elenbogen (1908 – 2000). Her Master's Thesis is the first, primary-source-based historical analysis of the 1934 Exhibition of German-Jewish Artists’ Work at Parsons’ Galleries London – an exhibition which has the distinction of having been the first exhibition of modern German art in Great Britain. Karolina is currently engaged in a long-range project involving the publication of materials by a Berlin press that was shut down by the Nazis.

Education/Academic qualification

Master, The Art Market and the History of Collecting, The University of Buckingham

Award Date: 15 May 2021

Bachelor, Art History, Criticism and Conservation, Aberystwyth University

Award Date: 15 Jul 2014

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