Oral history of H. Alan Shapiro and Sanchita Balachandran
Shapiro, H. Alan
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H. Alan Shapiro is a classical archaeologist serving as a professor in Johns Hopkins University's Department of Classics. Prior to his professorship at Hopkins, Shapiro taught at Columbia, Tulane, Stevens Tech and Canterbury in New Zealand. Sanchita Balachandran is the Curator/Conservator of the Johns Hopkins Archeological Museum and Lecturer in the Department of Near Eastern Studies. She trained as an objects conservator at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and completed additional training in the Antiquities Conservation Department of the J. Paul Getty Museum and at the Straus Center for Conservation at the Harvard Art Museums. In this interview, Shapiro and Balachandran discuss David M. Robinson's contributions to classics at Hopkins as well as the role of the Archaeological Museum on campus. This oral history is part of the Hopkins Retrospective oral histories series.