The speakers have prerecorded lectures about their recent and current curatorial projects that will serve as a departure point for the roundtable discussion. Please click on the presentation titles below to access the talks via a private YouTube channel.
We encourage the incorporation of these talks and related bibliography into fall 2021 courses. We invite instructors to adopt a curriculum module that will culminate in students posting questions to the panelists through the online portal.


Amanda Luyster

Senior Lecturer, Visual Arts Department, College of the Holy Cross

“Old, Valuable, and Strange: Medieval Practices of Collection and Modern Global Exhibitions”


Elizabeth Dospĕl Williams

Associate Curator, Byzantine Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection

“Transformative Processes and New Global Narratives: Reimagining the Permanent Byzantine Galleries at Dumbarton Oaks”



Risham Majeed

Associate Professor, Department of Art History, Ithaca College

“Primitivism before/beyond Modernism”


Andrea Myers Achi

Assistant Curator, Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

“Curating The Good Life: Reflections on organizing an exhibition about joy in 2020”



Kristen Collins

Curator of Manuscripts, J. Paul Getty Museum

Gerhard Lutz

Robert P. Bergman Curator of Medieval Art, Cleveland Museum of Art

“Romanesque Reimagined: Curating across Disciplines”