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Dr. Cristiana Zaccagnino

I moved to Canada in 2006 from Italy, where I was trained. I am jointly appointed with the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures and I am associated with Cultural Studies. I am a Greek archaeologist. My main interests are iconology and iconography, along with the Classical Tradition and Reception in the Italian Culture from the Middle Ages to our time. I am the sole author of three books on topics of Greek archaeology and on the collections of ancient bronzes of the Medici and Lorena in Florence, and the co-author of two, as well as numerous articles on Greek, Etruscan and Roman civilizations. I have also been teaching Italian language acquisition courses and  Italian culture courses since 2007.

In recent years I have researched polychromy of the sculptures at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.

One of my other projects is on the Diniacopoulos Coin collection, which is owned by the Department of Classics and the Art Conservation program. The Diniacopoulos Coin collection is also a Matariki shared facility. I have designed a website featuring the coins of the collection:

I am also working on Athenian wine amphorae made for the Etruscan market and their role in the establishment of inter-ethnic guest-friendship.