- Region(s):Italy; Europe
Theme(s): Classics; history of the book; art history
As Houghton Library's first Director of Scholarly and Public Programs, I lead the library's scholarly communications and public programming initiatives, including exhibitions, publications, fellowships, lectures, symposia, and tours. I am also Houghton's chief communications officer, overseeing the library's social media platforms and working with Harvard Library Communications to promote increased engagement with and awareness of Houghton’s acclaimed collection of rare books, manuscripts, and archival holdings.
Prior to joining Harvard, I was Associate Curator of the Collection at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, where I co-curated the exhibition "Beyond Words: Italian Renaissance Books," which won the Association of Art Museum Curators Award for Excellence in 2017. Originally, from the United Kingdom, I have held curatorial and librarian positions at the British Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, and Cambridge University’s Trinity College Library, where I worked on projects ranging from medieval and Renaissance art to contemporary photography. Educated in England and in Italy, I hold a doctorate in art history from the Courtauld Institute of Art and, from University College London, a MA in library and information studies, and a BA in classics, including a study-year abroad at the University of Bologna.
As of July, 2019, I am also the interim Curator of the Philip Hofer Collection of Printing and Graphic Arts.