Marize Malta

Full Professor
PhD in History, 2009, Fluminense Federal University
MA in Art History, 1993, Fine Arts School, Rio de Janeiro Federal University
Specialization in History of Art and Architecture in Brazil, 1992, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
MA and PhD supervisor

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Marize Malta

Marize Malta is professor of art history/ history of decorative art and interior spaces in the School of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro Federal University. Graduated in Architecture, she is master in Art History (EBA-UFRJ) and PH.D. in History (UFF). Her research area is in art history, history of decorative arts, interior spaces, collections and ways of exhibition.


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Research interests

Art, visual and material culture in the 19th century and early 20th - construction of meaning and the place of the object; exhibition modes; intertextuality; the decorative condition; decorative art objects; evil things; collection - collections of art and decorative art in the 19th century and early 20th; Ferreira das Neves collection in D. João VI Museum-EBA/UFRJ; domestic art, interior and domestic spaces in art (19th/20th); educational museums, museums of collectors and house-museums.

Research groups

MODOS – Art History: Ways of Seeing, Exhibiting and Understanding leader
ENTRESSÉCULOS – Changes and Continuity in the Arts in Brazil in the 19th and 20th Centuries leader


Image, object and place: transicence and collections in Rio de Janeiro’s museums