Prof. Malcolm Bell, University of Virginia and Director of Excavations at Morgantina, Sicily
Mr. Bell serves as director of the University’s archaeological excavations in the classical and Hellenistic city of Morgantina in Sicily, and co-director (with Carla Antonaccio of Duke University) of the overall U.S. project at Morgantina. His publications have concerned Greek art and culture in Sicily, and his research interests include the history of city planning. He is preparing a book on the civic architecture of Morgantina, a monograph on the classical sources of Thomas Jefferson’s architecture at the University of Virginia, and a study of the origin of the city plan of Savannah.
Mr. Bell has served as an advisor to the Italian government on issues regarding the illegal antiquities market and the repatriation of Italian works in U.S. collections. He has served as Andrew W. Mellon Professor at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art, and as Professor-in-charge of the School of Classical Studies at the American Academy in Rome.