Morgan Ng researches the interplay between architecture, visual culture, and the technical sciences in Renaissance Italy and its global networks. His forthcoming book uncovers the deep morphological links between military architecture and other spheres of sixteenth-century art and design: gardens, palaces, and urban infrastructure.
He has published on early modern architectural glass, sculptural illumination, cartography, the graphic arts, and the sonic experience of Calvinist devotion. These essays appear in Art History, Word & Image, the Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz, the Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, and a collection of essays on fifteenth-century sculpture. Forthcoming articles will be featured in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, and in edited volumes on Renaissance drawing, natural philosophy, and landscape.
His research has received support from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Villa I Tatti, Medici Archive Project, Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe at the Uffizi Gallery, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Getty Research Institute, and St John's College, University of Cambridge.
Morgan received his PhD at Harvard University and his Bachelor of Architecture at Cornell University. He has also worked as an architectural designer in New York and Chicago.