Rebecca is currently a PhD candidate at the University of York working under the supervision of Elizabeth Prettejohn. Her research examines the reception of ancient Greco-Roman erotic and sexual objects in 18th and 19th century public and private displays and their continuing impact on contemporary museum archival and display practice. She has also done extensive work on the contextualisation of art of the body in Roman spaces, particularly looking at depictions of Priapic/ithyphallic bodies and Venus/Aphrodite, as well as examining the use of the classical nude in late Victorian painting. Rebecca has most recently completed an MA in the History of Art at the University of York after working as the Classical Reception Specialist for Colonial Williamsburg in the USA. She began her academic career in the fields of classics and ancient history, completing her undergraduate degree and first MA at King’s College London in conjunction with the British School at Rome.