My Conversation with Dr. Katherine Schwab, An Archaeologist’s Eye,  February 9, 2012


Dr. Schwab's primary area of expertise is the Parthenon metopes, a component of the large sculptural program. Drawing and digital photography form a major part of her investigative tools. Her research, which is generously facilitated by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, the First Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, and the Ministry of Culture, in Greece, has yielded new information on the original appearance of the composition in the east and north metopes of the Parthenon. These results have been presented at conferences in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. She has made frequent research trips to Athens where the international community of archaeologists regularly meets. In addition, the study of Tibetan thangka painting with a master artist in the Western Himalayas has helped to refine her drawings of the Parthenon metopes.

Dr. Katherine Schwab