The first drafts of ancient vase painters.Read More
All Posts by Sanchita Balachandran
I am associate director and conservator of the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum and senior lecturer in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Since 2008, I have taught courses related to the technical study and analysis of ancient objects, and the history, ethics and practice of art conservation. I first became interested in the technology of ancient Greek ceramics through an undergraduate course I co-taught with potter Matthew Hyleck in 2015 called “Recreating Ancient Greek Ceramics.” My current research investigates the technical and sensory “signatures” the ancient makers of Greek ceramics left on their objects. I have been extremely fortunate to have had the support of the Getty throughout my career, beginning with a Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Internship while a college student, a Getty Graduate Internship in the Antiquities Conservation Department after I completed my conservation training, and most recently, a Getty Conservation Institute scholarship in 2017.