Greek and Roman Gallery Project Members
The Museum Team
Keeper of Antiquities
Dr Lucilla Burn came to the Fitzwilliam Museum in 2001 from the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities at the British Museum. Her research interests include Greek vases and terracottas, and the classical tradition. She is a Fellow of Newnham College, Cambridge.
Senior Assistant Keeper (Conservation), Antiquities
Julie Dawson studied archaeological conservation at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL. Before coming to the Fitzwilliam she worked in the UK, Denmark and the Far East. In Egypt she has worked as conservator to the University of Cambridge Theban Mission and currently participates in the Amarna Project. Her research interests include the history of conservation and the technology, deterioration and treatment of wooden Egyptian coffins.
AHRC Curatorial Research Associate, Antiquities (2008-2012)
Kate’s background is in Classics (BA Oxford), Classical Art History (MA Courtauld Institute of Art) and Classical Archaeology (PhD Kings College London), and she has worked in the British Museum, Department of Greece and Rome. Her PhD focussed on Corinthian vase-painting. During the project, Kate also taught courses on both museology and the ancient world for the Faculty of Classics.
AHRC Conservation Research Associate, Antiquities (2008-2010)
Christina has an MSc in object conservation from the Institute of Archaeology, UCL. She has worked on ancient Egyptian material at the Fitzwilliam, historic scientific collections at the Royal Institute, and on various conservation websites and publications. Her background in Philosophy has given her a particular interest in conservation ethics and aesthetics.
Senior Chief Technician, Antiquities
Bob spent several seasons excavating at sites around the British Isles before studying Conservation, Craft and Design at Lincoln Art School. He joined the Fitzwilliam in 1984. He particularly enjoys the challenge of finding practical solutions for mounting the objects in our collections. In 2011 Bob retired from the Fitzwilliam and now works freelance.
Chief Technician, Antiquities
Louise has a BA in Fine Art from Camberwell College of Arts specialising in sculpture. She joined the Fitzwilliam Museum in 1993; her fine art background has given her a particular interest in the aesthetics of object display. Like Bob, she has now been involved in the refurbishment of all the Antiquities galleries
The Classics Team
Professor of Classics
Mary works on many aspects of Roman and Greek culture, including religion, sex and gender, art, literary history and the reception of Classics in the modern world. She is the Classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement, and author of the Times blog A Don's Life.
Professor of Ancient History
Robin is a specialist in Greek history, and has an exceptionally wide range of research interests, encompassing art and archaeology, political and social history, and various aspects of cultural history. He is Fellow and Senior Tutor at King's College.
University Senior Lecturer in Classics
Carrie has published on a wide range of themes connected with Roman literary and visual culture and edits Omnibus and the Cambridge Classical Journal. In 2011 completed a book on Rome as a city of hills funded by the Philip Leverhulme Prize. She is a Fellow at Christ’s College.
Karl is head of the London-based design firm Studio A Associates, which specialises in design services for museums and galleries.