Alumni Update | Matthew Westerby Appointed Digital Research Officer at CASVA

Matthew Westerby (Ph.D., 2017) has been appointed as the new Digital Research Officer at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) at the National Gallery of Art. Matt is a specialist in Western European and Mediterranean medieval and Early Modern illuminated manuscripts and sculpture. While at UW–Madison, Matt studied under Professor Thomas E. A. Dale.He joined CASVA as the Robert H. Smith Postdoctoral Research Associate for Digital Projects in 2019. During his tenure, Matt supported CASVA’s current and future long-term digital research projects, and was instrumental in designing and organizing Mapping Our Museum: GIS@NationalGallery, an ongoing initiative to expand digital research across the National Gallery. He is also a key player in animating National Gallery collections, research, library, and educational resources in new ways. In the position of Digital Research Officer, Matt will work on the planning and implementation of CASVA’s scholarly initiatives in support of digital research and the production of knowledge the humanities and art history. In this role, he will represent CASVA in the area of digital research at the National Gallery and in the field—organizing institutional and public events in support of the National Gallery’s vision, mission, and values.Congratulations Matt!!! We’re very excited to see what you accomplish at the National Gallery of Art!