During this year's Roll of Alumni Weekend's Lawrence Room talk, Dr Jana Mokrisova and Mrs Susanna Pancaldo, took us through a closer look at objects from the Cypriot Collections of the Fitzwilliam Museum. The recording of their talk can be found below Susanna and Jana's biographies.
Susanna Pancaldo is an Objects Conservator, specialising in the care and treatment of archaeological materials. She received an MA in History of Art and Archaeology and a Diploma in Conservation from New York University before embarking on projects for various museums and archaeological excavations in the UK and across the Mediterranean, including 10 years as Head of Conservation for the Archaeological Excavation and Field School in Murlo (Poggio Civitate), Italy, an Etruscan site. In 2007, Susi became Conservator Manager for the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology and, in 2014, Senior Conservator for UCL Museums and Collections, overseeing provision of conservation and collections care across a broad range of collections. Susanna joined The Fitzwilliam Museum in 2019 as a metals Conservator for the Antiquities Department's ‘Being an Islander’ metals research project, as well as for Coins and Medals. She is particularly interested in technological research of ancient metal objects and the effects of conservation treatment on their state of preservation.
Dr Jana Mokrisova is an archaeologist specialising in western Anatolia and the eastern Aegean from the Late Bronze Age to the Classical period. Her research develops aspects of ancient mobilities, such as the application of regional approaches and issues of technological transfer with a particular focus on the role of iron. She holds a PhD in Classical Art and Archaeology (University of Michigan), and at Cambridge she is postdoctoral Research Associate for ‘MIGMAG: Migration and the Making of the Ancient Greek World’ (University of Vienna). While Jana's primary research is in Turkey, she was a part of excavation and survey projects in Greece, Italy, the Republic of Georgia, Bulgaria, and the USA. Before coming to Cambridge, Jana taught at Sheffield (2017) and was Lecturer in Ancient Greek History and Archaeology at Birkbeck, University of London (2018-2020).