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Lorien Yonker

Photograph of a young woman with short dark hair and light skin tone, assistant curator Lorien Yonker, smiling broadly and wearing a black suit jacket and shirt.

Lorien Yonker is assistant curator for the Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium. She has been with the department since its inception in 2010, and previously served as an art handler, research associate, and curatorial associate, beginning with her role as art handler for the 2012 installation of the Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art.

She has since been an integral collaborator on such exhibitions as Late Roman and Early Byzantine Treasures from the British Museum (2012), When the Greeks Ruled: Egypt After Alexander the Great (2013), and Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections (2014), along with the accompanying catalogues.

Yonker’s background in field archaeology, art history, and design deeply informs her work, and she is passionate about rethinking and expanding gallery content to better align with the values and interests of contemporary audiences.

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