Andrea Myers Achi is a Ph.D. candidate in the History of Art at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. She specializes in late antique and Byzantine art, manuscript studies, and late Roman ceramics. She received her bachelor’s degree in ancient studies from Barnard College, and she holds two masters’ degrees from New York University: one in Ancient Near Eastern and Egyptian studies and a second in the History of Art from the Institute of Fine Arts. Andrea’s dissertation investigates monastic books and book production from the medieval Monastery of St. Michael in Egypt. The project investigates Coptic manuscripts at the Pierpont Morgan Library and examines how manuscripts can help us understand monastic economy, including the production of books, and the pervasive monastic book culture of Christian Egypt. In addition to her art historical research, Andrea is a professional archaeological ceramicist and has been involved with numerous excavations in Egypt and Italy.
Center for Curatorial Leadership Trains New Generation of Curatorial Leaders Fifteen Art History Doctoral Students Selected for 2015 CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice The Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) has announced the participants of the second CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice, recognizing fifteen art history doctoral students ... Read More >