Barbara Borngässer studied art history, Romance philology, archaeology and media studies in Berlin, Florence and Salamanca. After receiving a doctorate from the FU Berlin with a dissertation on Spanish Renaissance paintings, she took on research and teaching positions in Berlin and Göttingen.
Her research focuses on the art and architecture of the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America. She is co-founder of the Carl Justi Foundation for the Promotion of Art Historical Cooperation with Spain, Portugal, and Latin America, and coeditor of the monograph series Ars Iberica et Americana.
Barbara Borngässer has made a name for herself as a renowned art historian and has written and edited numerous publications on Baroque and Renaissance art and architecture.
By h.f.ullmann she has published the following books: Cathedrals and Churches of Europe, Potsdam, Baroque, Ars Sacra and Madrid and the Prado.