Martina Droth is Deputy Director of Research and Curator of Sculpture at the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven. She is coeditor of the born-digital, peer-reviewed journal British Art Studies, and chair of the Association of Research Institutes in Art History.

Her research focuses on sculpture and interdisciplinary approaches to practice, materials, and modes of display, with a particular emphasis on British sculpture of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Recent publications include the article on “Sculpture” for Oxford Bibliographies, and The Greek Slave by Hiram Powers: A Transatlantic Object, a special issue Nineteenth Century Art Worldwide coedited with Michael Hatt. She is co-curator, with Glenn Adamson and Simon Olding, of the exhibition Things of Beauty Growing: British Studio Pottery (Yale Center for British Art, 2017; Fitzwilliam Museum, 2018). Other recent curatorial projects at the Center include the exhibition Sculpture Victorious: Art in an Age of Invention, 1837–1901 (YCBA, 2014; Tate Britain, 2015), and Caro: Close Up (YCBA, 2012).

Prior to joining the Center, she was at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds where her exhibitions included Taking Shape: Finding Sculpture in the Decorative Arts (HMI, 2008; J. Paul Getty Museum, 2009). She is currently developing an exhibition examining the relationship between Henry Moore and Bill Brandt (YCBA, summer 2019; Hepworth Wakefield, fall 2019).