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Elisa Bernard

Elisa Bernard, Ph.D. (2023) IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, is a postdoctoral researcher in Analysis and management of cultural heritage. She has received her M.A. with honors, and her B.A., with honors, from the University of Padua, Italy. A Classical archaeologist and art historian by training, her research exists at the intersection of archaeology, contemporary history, and museology. It centers around:

- the relationship between artifacts, images, and texts as documents to reconstruct social and cultural interactions and contexts in Greco-Roman Antiquity;
- the reception of Classical Antiquity in modern and contemporary Western civilization and art;
- art forgery;
- and the history of the protection of cultural heritage and the history of museums in Italy.

Her work has been published in Engramma, Archeologia dell’architettura, Il Capitale Culturale, Mare Internum, Studies in Conservation, and the International Journal of Constitutional Law. Elisa Bernard has guest lectured at the University of Padua and the IULM University of Milan in Italy and spoken at conferences in Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Hong Kong. She is also a member of the Editorial Board of Predella. Journal of Visual Arts and serves as Assistant Editor at Authenticity Studies. International Journal of Archaeology and Art.