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Prof Caroline Vout

Caroline Vout is co-curator of Paris 1924. Carrie is Professor of Classics at Cambridge and Director of Cambridge’s Museum of Classical Archaeology. She is also, currently, Byvanck Chair at Leiden University. She is a historian and art-historian, whose research embraces Greek and Roman art and its reception in the modern period, classical literature, religion, topography, gender, and body history.  

Recent publications include the prize-winning Exposed: The Greek and Roman Body (2022), Classical Art: a Life History From Antiquity to the Present (2018), Sex on Show: Seeing the Erotic in Greece and Rome (2013), The Hills of Rome: Signature of an Eternal City (2012) and Power and Eroticism in Imperial Rome (2007). Carrie has contributed to exhibitions at the Wellcome Collection, Tate Britain, The Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, and been sole curator at the Fitzwilliam Museum, where she was also in the team that rehung the Greek and Roman Gallery, and at the Henry Moore Institute. The catalogue for the HMI show, Antinous: the Face of the Antique (2006) won the Art Book Award. She has worked with artists including Matthew Darbyshire, Issam Kourbaj and Mark Wallinger.  

Carrie has appeared on Woman’s Hour, Start the Week, and In Our Time, at literary festivals from Cheltenham to Jaipur, and contributed pieces to Apollo, Minerva, History Today, The Observer, and Times Literary Supplement. She is editor of Omnibus, a Classics-magazine aimed at sixth formers and is regularly invited to speak in schools. Three short videos of Carrie talking about sculpture can be found here ( One of these sculptures, the Discus-Thrower, makes an appearance in Paris 1924.     


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