Margareta Tillberg is Associate Professor of Art History at Uppsala University and Adjunct Professor at the Department for Culture and Aesthetics at Stockholm University. Her research interests lie in the history of art foremost in the modernist era, and the history of design in the borderland of rational thinking and social welfare.
Margareta Tillberg has studied in the Soviet Union/Russia for extended periods (Pushkin Institute of Russian Language and Literature, Moscow State University, MGU, Leningrad State University, Moscow Architectural Institute, MARKhI), taught at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, was a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES), and a Visiting Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG). She has MA studies at Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design, and holds a BA in Social Anthropology, Russian Language and Literature, a MA in Art History, and a PhD in Art History from Stockholm University.
Her published works cover a wide range of subjects in Russian culture and art. Her Coloured Universe and the Russian Avant-Garde. Matiushin on Colour Vision in Stalin’s Russia 1932, Stockholm 2003, was based on extensive research in Russian archives and was published in Russian as Цветная вселенная. Михаил Матюшин об искусстве и зрение by the Moscow publisher Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie in 2008 and later also as a book publication.