Michael Ann Bevivino is pursuing a PhD entitled Breaking the mould: Ireland’s replicas of cultural objects from the historic to the digital. A recipient of the Irish Research Council Employment-based Postgraduate Programme award, Michael Ann’s research is a collaboration between the Discovery Programme’s Digital Replicas Project, IAFS Ltd and the UCD School of Art History and Cultural Policy. She has worked with the Discovery Programme on various projects since 2005, when she excavated in Tulsk, Co. Roscommon as part of the Medieval Rural Settlement Project. From 2012 to 2014, she was the Research Assistant on the Late Iron Age and ‘Roman’ Ireland (LIARI) Project. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Archaeology from the University of Virginia in 2007. In 2010, she received her Masters in Classics from University College Dublin.
Her research interests include replicas of cultural objects (especially plaster casts of classical sculpture and Irish objects), the history of collections and museums, Irish archaeology, public engagement and outreach in heritage, archaeology and museums and artefact conservation, documentation and archiving.
See Michael Ann’s list of publications on her UCD profile page.