Ava Forte Vitali

archaeologist, egyptologist, and digitization in Astoria, NY

Ava Forte Vitali

archaeologist, egyptologist, and digitization in Astoria, NY

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Trained archaeologist and art historian Ava Forte Vitali is a Featured Lecturer at the Morbid Anatomy Library and Museum in Brooklyn, New York. Her series "Death and the Occult in the Ancient World," a Time Out NY's 'Critics Pick,' aims to bridge the gap between the educated, academic community and the eager, interested public; she also teaches Intro to Egyptian Art at Adelphi University. Ava has excavated in both Egypt and Turkey, and completed her Master's Degree at the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, where she focused on domestic cult and magic in Ancient Egypt. Previously, she was worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in collections management for Greek and Roman Art.

Ava has previous experience working in multiple archives, as a hands on arts instructor, and has curated quite the jewelry collection from her time in the fashion industry as a high volume Accessories Manager. In her current position as Lead Project Manager for Picturae, Ava coordinates and develops cultural heritage digitization projects throughout Libraries, Archives and Museums in North America.

A Boston native, Ava has lived in New York City for almost ten years, where she spends her time enjoying her local neighborhood of Astoria, the quirky and offbeat museum culture, the variety of flea and antique markets, a fair number of heavy metal shows and probably too much Sci-Fi television.

  • Work
    • Morbid Anatomy Library and Museum
  • Education
    • Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
    • New York University