Erin Webster

Faculty member Erin Webster
Associate Professor, Teaching Stream
Art History; Curatorial Studies


Professor Erin Webster has a doctorate in art history and museum studies, and has worked in both areas. After 7 years in curatorial research at the Art Gallery of Ontario, she is excited to be working with students at UTSC, teaching a wide variety of courses in art history and curatorial studies, from the introductory first-year class to courses on exhibiting art, art of the early modern period (Renaissance and Baroque Europe), history of Christian art, and curatorial ethics. She specializes in Northern European Renaissance and Baroque art, particularly the art of the Netherlands and England. She is also interested in prints and mapmaking, book illustration, theatre and the rederijkerkammern, and the strong connections between text and image of this era. Her work to date has also focussed on incorporating the physical history of artworks, working with art conservators to understand the making of and response to historical works of art.



B.A., M.A. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Case Western Reserve)

Teaching Interests: 

Art history and visual culture of Medieval and Early Modern Europe; Historiography, art historical methods, historical anthropology; Physical history of artworks; Issues of exhibition and display; Provenance and collection history