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Gianfranco Adornato is currently assistant professor of classical archaeology at the Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS), Pisa, Italy. He received his Ph.D. in art history from the SNS in 2004. He chaired and organized the conferences “Scolpire il marmo: Importazioni, artisti itineranti, scuole artistiche nel Mediterraneo antico” (2009), “Arte-Potere: Forme artistiche, istituzioni, paradigmi interpretativi” (2010), both held in Pisa, “Artistic Practice in the Ancient World: Sketches, Models, and Pattern Books” (2012), at the Getty Villa in Malibu, “Out of Scale! Aesthetic, Technical, and Art Historical Perspective on Ancient Bronze Statuary” at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence (2015), and “Pliny’s History of Ancient Art: Towards a Contextual Approach” at the 117th AIA Annual Meeting in San Francisco (2016). He has been a scholar in residence at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2012). In 2011 he published Akragas arcaica: Modelli culturali e linguaggi artistici di una città greca d’Occidente (Milan). Gianfranco received an award from the National Research Fund and is currently working on a new edition and commentary of the books of art of Pliny the Elder’s Naturalis Historia.