Professor Christine Casey
CHRISTINE CASEY is an architectural historian with a particular interest in the relationship of architecture and decoration and the role of craftsmanship in architectural production. Her research has developed from an initial focus on Irish eighteenth-century architecture to a broader interest in European early modern architecture. In 2018 her book Making Magnificence (Yale University Press, 2017) was awarded the Alice Davis Hitchcock Award. In 2019 she received an Irish Research Council Advanced Laureate Award to undertake Craftvalue.
Dr Andrew Tierney
ANDREW TIERNEY is a research fellow in architectural history at Trinity College Dublin. He has an M.A. in the history of art and a PhD in archaeology from University College Dublin, and has taught at UCD, NUI Maynooth, and the Institute of Irish Studies at the University of Liverpool. His research covers a broad chronology from medieval to Victorian architecture. In 2019 his book Central Leinster was published by Yale University Press as part of the series of Pevsner architectural guides. In Craftvalue, his focus is on the question of critical and popular reception of craftsmanship. He also works on 3D digital reconstruction and animation.
Dr Melanie Hayes
MELANIE HAYES is a post-doctoral research fellow at Trinity College Dublin. She has particular responsibility for developing the production strand of the project and exploring a new skills-based perspective on the architecture of Britain and Ireland (1680-1780). Melanie’s own research focuses largely on Anglo-Irish eighteenth-century architectural history, with a specific interest in the transnational development of architectural culture and practice in the early Georgian period. Of particular concern are the people who populate this building history, and the broader socio-political landscape which informs the formal narrative. Her book The Best Address in Town: Henrietta street Dublin and its first residents, 1730-80 is being published by Four Courts Press in 2020.
Ms Nele Luttmann M.A.
When Nele completed a work experience internship at Orleans House Gallery in 2010 prior to a BA in art history at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, little did she know that CRAFTVALUE would return her to the work of James Gibbs ten years later. Following an MA in British Art at the University of York and several years in the arts and heritage sector, she was awarded the Irish Research Council Advanced Laureate Project Scholarship and is now a member of the CRAFTVALUE team. Her PhD research project “German architects in Britain and Ireland 1700–1750” will explore the work of Johann Borlach in Britain and Richard Castle in Ireland. She is particularly interested in 18th century architectural drawing and the education of draughtsmen.