Roberta Casagrande-Kim

Bernard and Lisa Selz Director of Exhibitions and Gallery Curator

Roberta Casagrande-Kim is an archaeologist and a curator of ancient art exhibits. Dr. Casagrande-Kim holds a B.A. in Christian Archaeology from the Università degli Studi di Torino (Italy) and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Roman Art and Archaeology from Columbia University. Curator at ISAW of Mapping and Measuring Space: Geographic Knowledge in Greco-Roman Antiquity, When the Greeks Ruled Egypt: From Alexander the Great to Cleopatra, and Romance and Reason: Islamic Transformations of the Classical Past, Dr. Casagrande-Kim is a specialist in Roman funerary practices and beliefs in the Afterlife, Late Antique urbanism, and Greco-Roman mapping. She has worked extensively in archaeological excavations in Italy, Israel, and Turkey, and has served as the Assistant Field Director at the Amheida excavations (Egypt) since 2010. Her most current publications include a coauthored article on the finds and stratigraphy of a pantry room discovered during the 2015 Amheida excavations, and another on a Hellenistic corpus of anthropomorphic and zoomorphic terracotta excavated at the Anatolian site of Kınık Höyük.

At ISAW, she recently completed the study of an excavated bronze hoard from the villa of Serenos, the small finds from a religious building, and the pictorial ostraka, all from the site of Amheida. Roberta is now looking forward to guiding the exhibition team in bringing to ISAW galleries ancient art shows that combine ISAW's rigorous scholarly approach with narratives that engage wider audiences.