Stephanie Grimes

King's College London Postgraduate Award, King's College London - Art History

Stephanie is both an art historian and digital strategist. She combines her love for cultural heritage with practical technology skills to create digital resources for museums. She began this work as an Art History graduate student at George Mason University where she learned how to present historic content using digital media. Inspired by museums that were putting their collections online, Stephanie went on to work for the J. Paul Getty Museum, the United States Capitol, and Ball State University, developing innovative ways for these institutions to present their historic collections to large audiences. Stephanie will apply what she learned from working with academic and cultural institutions to her own studies as a PhD student with King’s College London’s world-renowned Department of Digital Humanities. She is beyond excited to return to her first love, ancient Roman antiquities, to question how the digital realm uniquely contributes to the reception of ancient Roman art. Outside of her studies Stephanie enjoys open-water swimming, a skill she acquired growing up in Virginia on the Chesapeake Bay. She’s looking forward to joining a swim team as a way to meet local Londoners and participate in this event.