On Tuesday, September 7, IPCAA doctoral candidate Caitlin Clerkin began a two-year position as the Frederick Randolph Grace Curatorial Fellow in Ancient Art at the Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge, MA. She'll be working in the Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art, where she will participate in a range of curatorial activities, including object-based research, exhibitions, and gallery/object teaching with the Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and ancient Middle Eastern collections.
Caitlin is interested in local communities under empire, archival investigations of archaeological and museological practice, and cultural heritage. Her dissertation focuses on archaeological and archival materials from the Hellenistic and Parthian city of Seleucia-on-the Tigris, in modern Iraq. She earned her AB in classical archaeology from Bowdoin College, her MA in Latin from the University of Georgia, Athens, and a graduate certificate in museum studies from U-M. In January, she published an open-access essay surveying online museum activities, "Online Encounters with Museum Antiquities," in the American Journal of Archaeology with co-author Bradley Taylor.
We miss you, Caitlin, but wish you every success in this new adventure.