Myat Aung

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Graduate Student

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Ancient Roman Art and Architecture

Myat Aung is a third-year PhD student, specializing in Ancient Roman Art with minors in Medieval Art and American Architecture/Urbanism. She received her B.A. in Art History and Classical Studies from Ripon College and her M.A. in Ancient Art from the University of Iowa. Her M.A. Qualifying Paper examined the juxtaposition of art, architecture, and nature in the garden and nymphaeum at the Villa San Marco in Stabiae, a Roman coastal town on the Bay of Naples. Working towards the Certificate in Public Digital Humanities (PDH), Myat has collaborated with the University of Maryland and the Restoring Ancient Stabiae Foundation to laser-scan the Villa San Marco for digital preservation and reconstruction. Her research interests include contextualizing Roman nymphaea in elite villas and estates, considering issues of architectural design and decorative program. She employs 3D modeling and digital mapping to explore multisensorial experiences of Roman viewers within the villas’ spatial and cultural contexts."