Marina Prusac Lindhagen

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Keeper of Collections

Classical Antiquities

Egyptian Antiquities

Founder and Editor-in-Chief

CLARA Classical Art and Archaeology

Current Exhibition Curating

Emotions in antiquity and ancient Egypt

Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo. Collaboration with Snøhetta. Opens 12 March 2020.   

Egypt in Europe

Museum of Cultural History. Spring 2020. 

Destination Rome: An immigrant in Ostia antica

Museum of Cultural History. Collaboration with the Finnish Academy funded project Segregated or Integrated – Living and Dying in the Harbour City of Ostia 300 BC – AD 700 and Vapriikki Museum, Tampere. Opens in December 2020.

Ongoing Research Projects

pXRF as a Non-Invasive Method of Establishing Provenance of Ancient Marble

Together with Dag Kristian Dysthe, Professor, Physics of Geological Processes, The Njord Centre, Department of Physics, University of Oslo, Norway; Øyvind Hammer, Professor, Museum of Natural History, University of Oslo, Norway; Adam Lindhagen, Researcher, earlier Postdoc at the Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Stockholm University.

Polychrome Art History

Together with Kaja Kollandsrud, Senior Conservator, Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo. International network. 

Roman South Dalmatia c 250 BC- AD 500

A two-volume work based on my PhD thesis which deals with the southern part of the Roman province Illyria, later Dalmatia, in a long term perspective. Vol. 1: Settlement, Communication and Trade; vol. 2: Art, Architecture and Religion. Individual project.

Seminar series

Antiquity and Populism in the 21st Century

Fritt Ord grant 2019


Forthcoming publications

With signed contracts/agreements


Antikken og det 21. århundre. En essaysamling, Vidarforlaget 2020.

Faces Lost and Gained. The Personas of Reused of Roman Portraits, Monumenta Graeca et Roman, Brill (planned publication 2020).

Revealing the Face Behind. Identifying Roman Portrait Reuse Through Digital Technology, Monumenta Graeca et Roman, Brill (planned publication 2021).

Co-edited anthologies

Fuglerud, Ø., Larsen, K. & M. Prusac-Lindhagen (eds), Negotiating Memory from the Romans to the Twenty-First Century: Damnatio Memoriae. Routledge Studies in Cultural History. Routledge. My chapter: ‘Erasure of Memories at Palmyra. ISIS Image Formation at the Cost of Ancient Cultural Heritage’ (2019).

Ehrenheim, H. v. & M. Prusac-Lindhagen (eds), Reading Roman Emotions: Visual and Textual Interpretations, Acta Instituti Romani Regni Sueciae, Rome. My chapter: ‘Through the Looking Glass: Emotion History Compared to Psycho-Iconography in Roman Portrait Studies’ (2019).

Dillon, S. & M.Prusac-Lindhagen (eds), The True Face. Between Verism and Realism in Greek and Roman Portraiture, Papers and Monographs from the Norwegian Institute at Athens, Athens. My chapter: ‘Cleopatra VII Philopator and Portraiture  - character images or deities? Re-reading Gisela Richter’s ‘The Origin of Verism in Roman Portraits’, JRS 45 Part 1 and 2, 1955, 39-46’ (2019).

Book chapters/journal articles

Prusac-Lindhagen, M. The Portraiture. In Christie, N., Jensen, R., Magness, J. & L. Rutgers (eds), Cambridge Archaeology of Late Antiquity, Cambridge University Press.


Tags: Ancient art, Classical archaeology, Classical art history, Roman sculpture, Roman portraits, Emotions, Marble, Dalmatia, the Ustinow Collection


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  • Prusac Lindhagen, Marina (ed.) (2020). Emotions in antiquity and ancient Egypt. Kulturhistorisk museum, Universitetet i Oslo.  ISBN 978-82-8084-207-7.  336 s.
  • Prusac Lindhagen, Marina (red.) (2020). Følelser i antikken og det gamle Egypt. Kulturhistorisk Museum.  ISBN 978–82–8084–206–0.  340 s.

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  • Prusac Lindhagen, Marina (2018). Skal Athen-instituttet dømmes til døden?. Klassekampen.  ISSN 0805-3839.  s 20- 20
  • Prusac Lindhagen, Marina (2017). Hadrians Elysium. Vinduet.  ISSN 0042-6288.  2, s 106- 125
  • Prusac Lindhagen, Marina (2017). Muren langs rikets grense. Klassekampen.  ISSN 0805-3839.  s 10- 11
  • Kollandsrud, Kaja & Prusac Lindhagen, Marina (2016). Skal Nasjonalgalleriet være statisk eller dynamisk?. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.).  ISSN 0804-3116.

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Published Sep. 11, 2012 2:23 PM - Last modified Mar. 23, 2020 2:57 PM