The Art of Replication: Fighting to Save Syria’s Heritage

The Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan currently houses over seventy-nine thousand Syrian refugees who have fled their homeland. Over the past year, it has also become home to a few small-scale models of Syrian heritage sites and monuments that have been demolished by ISIS. Community leader Ahmad Hariri, from the…

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From Donation to Collection: Blackmore

It is not often that we get to see the progression from donation to collection up close, especially if you do not have a career in the world of museums or art galleries. Since we have a unique opportunity to be part of such a process here at From Stone…

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Faustina I: Remnant of a Love Story

Today’s post was written by Shoshana Hereld, discussing a rare Roman sestertius commemorating the deification of Faustina I. Some people write poetry, some leave roses on a grave…and others mint coins for two decades.  Faustina the Elder died at age 36, only three years into the reign of her husband, the “good”…

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Trial by Fire: Reflections on a first TA assignment.

Today’s post is the last in a series from our fall semester TA, Molly, who was a first year MA assigned to the project with little to no background in our areas of focus. Here are her thoughts on surviving her first semester of grad school and her first TA…

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