Krisztina Ilko is a Cambridge Trust- and AHRC-funded PhD student researching the early art patronage of the Augustinian order in central Italy, under the supervision of Dr Donal Cooper. Prior to starting her PhD, Krisztina received a Master of Arts in Medieval Studies with distinction from Central European University, a Master of Arts in Medieval History of Art while studying at Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest and the Universita degli Studi di Firenze, and a Bachelor of Arts from Eotvos Lorand University in History of Art, History, and Classics, with a specialization in ancient Greek philology.
Krisztina did funded internships at the History of Art Department at the UniFI in Florence, and in the Schnütgen Museum in Cologne. She also worked as an art historian for archival and art historical research connected with the restoration of medieval wall paintings in churches in Slovakia. Her previous publications are focused on medieval Christian iconography, wall paintings, and Italian and central European art, with an emphasis on the fourteenth century.