Dr. Aurora Raimondi Cominesi

Aurora Raimondi Cominesi is project curator at the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden in Leiden. In 2019, she obtained her doctoral degree at Radboud University (Nijmegen, The Netherlands) with a dissertation titled The Past on the Wall. Anchoring Innovation in the Decoration and Architecture of the Imperial Residences on the Palatine. Her research focuses on mural paintings, domestic and public architecture, and includes studies on the Roman villas at Stabiae. She also has an interest in the digital challenges faced by museums today; she co-edited the guide (in Italian) Comunicare la cultura online: una guida pratica per i musei. Progettazione di siti web, content management, social media e analisi dei risultati.

Books by Aurora Raimondi Cominesi

God on Earth: Emperor Domitian

The re-invention of Rome at the end of the 1st century AD

Edited by Aurora Raimondi Cominesi, Nathalie de Haan, Eric M. Moormann & Claire Stocks | 2021

In life, the emperor Domitian (81-96 CE) marketed himself as a god; after his assassination he was condemned to be forgotten. Nonetheless he oversaw a literary, cultural, and monumental revival on a scale not witnessed…

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