Dr Roberta Ballestriero

OMC Course Leader

Dr Roberta Ballestriero graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice and completed her European PhD at the Complutense University of Madrid. She is an associate lecturer on the Master of Art and Science course at the University of London and since 2013 has been an Art Historian in Residence at the Gordon Museum, London.

Her research concerns the history and conservation of Ceroplastic and wax figures throughout the centuries, including anatomical models, portraits, ex-voto, wax sketches and contemporary art.

She started her research on the art of wax modelling in 1995 and since 2004 has presented at numerous conferences and has published several articles on her thesis subjects.

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