Dr. Katherine Schwab’s Research Drawings on Display at New Acropolis Museum in Athens

Submitted by Nancy Habetz on October 8, 2009

203Fairfield University Professor of Art History Katherine Schwab had a singular honor this summer when grayscale images scanned from twenty-six of her original research drawings of the Parthenon east and north metopes, requested by the Acropolis Museum, became part of the permanent installation in the Parthenon Gallery, seen by thousands of visitors who thronged to the long awaited opening of the new Acropolis Museum in Athens.

The research drawings, which sit on the lower edge of the frames supporting large marble relief panels, and reconstruction drawings, will be part of a book manuscript she is preparing. Her work will be on view in a

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