Sanchita Balachandran Awarded a Johns Hopkins Discovery Award

Sanchita Balachandran was awarded a Johns Hopkins Discovery Award in the amount of $99,875 to pursue interdisciplinary research with Patricia McGuiggan (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, JHU) and Matthew Hyleck (Baltimore Clayworks) to investigate the original manufacturing techniques of ancient Greek red figure pottery.

The research project involves reverse engineering these ancient vessels by conducting technical studies of objects in the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum collection, and then collaborating to recreate contemporary versions based on the team’s expertise and analytical work. Additional information can be found on the project website.