Milena Bartlová is an art historian and since 2011 has been professor at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. Before that, she worked at the National Gallery in Prague and taught at the Department of History, Faculty of Education, Charles University in Prague, and at the Department of Art History, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University in Brno (between 1997–2010). She was Mellon Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin (2018) and Visiting Professor at Institut für Bild- und Kunstgeschichte of the Humboldt University in Berlin (2009–2010). For more than three decades she has conducted research into the history of medieval art, museology and state/national identity. Recently, she has shifted her focus to the methodology of the history and historiography of art. She also writes on general cultural politics and art criticism. Her most recent monograph is History of Czech Art History 1945–1969 (UMPRUM, 2020). Her current research project, supported by the Czech Science Foundation, is a continuation of the same topic dealing with the period of late socialism 1970–1990.