Martina Droth is Deputy Director of Research, Exhibitions and Publications, and Curator of Sculpture, at the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven. She is co-editor of the born-digital, peer-reviewed journal British Art Studies, and chair of the Association of Research Institutes in Art History.
Her research focuses on sculpture and interdisciplinary approaches to practice, materials, and modes of display, with a particular emphasis on British sculpture of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Recent publications include the article “Sculpture: Method, Practice, Theory” for Oxford Bibliographies, and The Greek Slave by Hiram Powers: A Transatlantic Object, a special issue Nineteenth Century Art Worldwide co-edited with Michael Hatt. She is co-curator, with Glenn Adamson and Simon Olding, of the exhibition Things of Beauty Growing: British Studio Pottery (Yale Center for British Art 2017, Fitzwilliam Museum 2018). Other recent curatorial projects at the Center include the exhibition Sculpture Victorious: Art in an Age of Invention, 1837-1901 (YCBA 2014, Tate Britain 2015), and Caro: Close Up (YCBA 2012).
Prior to joining the Center, she was at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds where her exhibitions included Taking Shape: Finding Sculpture in the Decorative Arts (HMI 2008, J. Paul Getty Museum 2009). She is currently developing an exhibition examining the relationship between Henry Moore and Bill Brandt (Hepworth spring 2020, YCBA summer 2020).