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Classics alumna returns to campus to present on ‘Volcano Lovers and Paper Museums’

Rhiannon Knol with Immaginazione Militari, created by Marco Verrici in the late 16th century, offered in Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana on December 5, 2017 at Christie’s in New York - photo courtesy of Christies

Rhiannon Knol with Immaginazione Militari, created by Marco Verrici in the late 16th century, offered in the Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana auction on December 5, 2017 at Christie’s in New York (CHRISTIE’S IMAGES LTD. 2019)

Rhiannon Knol ’11 will return to Randolph on Monday, March 25, to give the free, public presentation, “Volcano Lovers and Paper Museums: Reading the World of Objects in the Renaissance and Beyond.”

The event will begin at 6 p.m. in Room 315 of Martin Science Building. She will also give a lecture for museum and heritage studies students earlier that day.

A classics major at Randolph, Knol is now a books and manuscripts specialist for Christie’s auction house in New York City. She earned a master’s degree in classics from UCLA and has also worked as a research assistant at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. She has lectured on topics ranging from women collectors of alchemical books to the art of memory in the Roman satire tradition.



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