National Lecture Program

AIA Lecturer: Francesca Tronchin

Affiliation: Independent Scholar

Francesca Tronchin is an independent scholar, recently with the Department of Art at Rhodes College.  She holds her degrees from Boston University (Ph.D. and M.A.) and Smith College (B.A.), and her areas of specialization are Classical art and archaeology, Greek and Roman Sculpture, Roman domestic architecture and decoration, Pompeii and other Vesuvian sites, and the reception of antiquity in the 18th century.  Dr. Tronchin’s recent publications include “Investigating a Posthumous Portrait of Augustus in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,” Journal of the History of Collections (in press, 2015) and “Heartbreak Hospitium: Elvis Presley’s Graceland Mansion as an Elite Roman Luxury Villa, Classical Receptions Journal (7.3, 2015).

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