Andrea Achi

Andrea Achi


CCL/SMH 2021-2023


The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Mary and Michael Jaharis Associate Curator of Byzantine Art

Institution at time of Fellowship

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Dr. Andrea Myers Achi 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 her doctorate in the History of Art from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Since joining the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2018 as Assistant Curator, she has co-curated the exhibitions Arts and Peoples of Kharga Oasis and Crossroads: Power and Piety. Her current projects include writing on the monastic economy in medieval Egypt, exploring translations of Byzantine art and culture by local and foreign artists working in Africa from the fourth through fifteenth centuries, and curating medieval northeast African art through the lens of critical race theory. In addition to her art historical research and curatorial work, Dr. Achi is an archaeological ceramicist and has been involved with numerous excavations in Egypt and Italy.

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