Sarasota, FL â€" January 11, 2008 â€" The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is pleased to announce that Dr. Virginia Brilliant will join the professional staff of the Museum as Assistant Curator of European Art on Feb. 13, 2008.
In 2006, Brilliant joined the Cleveland Museum of Art as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Medieval Art specializing in Italian Renaissance Art of the 14th and 15th centuries.
has also published on a wide variety of art historical topics.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â She earned her Ph.D. in 2005 and M.A. in 2001 from the Courtauld Institute of Art at the University of London.
In 2000, Brilliant received her B.A. in History and History of Art from University College London, University of London.
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will be involved in the ongoing research and publishing of the permanent collection, including the planning and production of additional didactic materials and programs for the galleries.Â She
will also be working on different exhibition projects, planned for the next five years, and will take an active role in the Ringling Museumâ€™s important relationship to and its partnerships with other university art museums.