History of Art and Architecture

Maria-del-Carmen Barrios-Giordano



I began my PhD at Pitt in 2019. I am interested in photography: its history, its methods, and the science and technology that make it possible. I received an undergraduate degree in global history and international relations from Stanford University, and wrote a senior thesis about the chemistry of gunpowder in 18th century France. I have worked in art museum interpretation at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University. My work has been funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, and I’ve received scholarships from MCN (Museum Computer Network) and the American Alliance of Museums.