The Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University has hired scholar Ruth Allen as its next curator of Greek and Roman art. She begins work in September, moving to Atlanta from London’s Institute of Classical Studies.
Allen has a B.A. in classics from England’s University of Cambridge, an M.A. in art history from London’s Courtauld Institute of Art and a doctorate from the University of Cambridge.
She has done curatorial work in the antiquities department at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles and at the British Museum in London, where she researched and cataloged its collection of Roman glass gems. She’s also worked in the antiquities department at Christie’s, London.
Other curatorial work includes The Classical Now exhibition at King’s College London; Recasting: Classical Casts and Contemporary Art at England’s Cambridge Museum of Classical Archaeology; and Classicicity: Ancient Art, Contemporary Objects at London’s Breese Little gallery.
The 100-year-old Carlos, one of the Southeast’s premier museums, collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets art and artifacts from antiquity to the present. Pieces from Greece, Rome, Egypt, the Near East, Nubia, the Americas, Africa and Asia are part of its collection.