Marcello Barbanera is Professor of Archaeology and History of Greek and Roman Art in the Department of Classical Studies at the University La Sapienza of Rome. He has spent periods of study in Paris with Alain Schnapp (La Sorbonne, 1997), in Berlin with Adolf H. Borbein (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Freie Universität, 1998 and 2005) and in New York (The Italian Academy, Columbia University, 1999). He was a visiting professor in Paris (Ecole des Hautes Etudes, 1997, and Institut d'Histoire de l'Artm 2006). In 2008 he was appointed »Kress Lecturer« for the Archaeological Institute of America, which he is a member of. He is corresponding member of the German Archaeological Institute. His research activity is oriented towards the history of archaeology, Greek sculpture, the methodology of art history, the history of collecting and the archeology of ancient Greece.