Emily Stegner joined Skinner in 2021 as a European Furniture & Decorative Arts specialist, focusing on Fine Silver. She is responsible for cataloging, researching, and marketing a diverse array of objects for the European department. Before joining Skinner, Emily worked in Sicily as a Finds Specialist for the American Excavations at Morgantina: Contrada Agnese Project. She also had the pleasure of cataloging Historic Beverly’s archaeological collection to make it usable for research. Beyond archaeological work, Emily has held roles in a number of Massachusetts museums, including the Peabody Essex Museum, the Worcester Art Museum, and the Museum of Russian Icons.
Emily earned a BA from Kenyon College in Classics and English and an MA in Museum Studies from University College London’s Institute of Archaeology. Studying objects to reveal stories about people from the past underscores much of her work thus far. Her particular areas of interest include Greek and Roman archaeology, Russian icons and folk art, and the interpretation of material culture more generally. She especially enjoys travel as a way to learn about people and their culture from the source. When unable to travel, Emily finds books to be the next best thing.