Price Mellon Research Fellow

Anne Luther

Founder and Director of the Institute for Digital Heritage and Principal Investigator, Digital Benin

Dr. Anne Luther is a specialist for digital heritage and a digital humanities scholar. Her work applies technology, design and humanities research for the interaction, exploration and opening of cultural heritage preserved and represented in digital data. She is the founder of The Institute for Digital Heritage and Principal Investigator for Digital Benin, leading the development of a digital platform which brings together rich documentation from collections worldwide to provide a long-requested overview of the royal artworks looted in the 19th century from the Kingdom of Benin. 

She holds a PhD from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, where she developed a pioneering interactive data visualization software for qualitative research. Between 2013 and 2015 she brought a research focus in data driven humanities research to the Parsons Institute for Information Mapping and established an emphasis on the analysis of museum data, leading data sprints, workshops, international research collaborations and software development as Research Coordinator at the Center for Data Arts at The New School in New York between 2015 and 2018.

She secured grants for the Museum am Rothenbaum, MARKK (Siemens Kunststiftung), Chair of Modern Art History at TU Berlin (VW Foundation) and Fordham University (NEH) amongst others. Dr. Luther taught Art Theory as a TA for Professor Boris Groys at NYU between 2014 and 2017 and worked in several arts institutions internationally including MoMA PS1, the House of World Cultures, KW Institute for Contemporary Art and Front Desk Apparatus. 

Anne Luther