Since joining the IASblog team in 2015 as a staff writer under the editorial direction of blog founder Anne Leader, I have had the privilege to be a contributing member to a dedicated and dynamic group of scholars committed to collaboratively creating and maintaining well-researched and engaging content. Thanks to this ongoing commitment, the IASblog has continued to grow since I assumed the role of editor in 2016: with more than 3,500 posts and a group of followers more than 10,000 strong, the blog has maintained its status as a reliable resource for all things Italian for half a decade.

It has been my pleasure to serve as IASblog editor for the past two years alongside an amazing team of writers whose depth and breadth of art historical knowledge across the eras has added new richness to our content. As of 1 July 2018, however, I will be passing the role of editor to veteran staff writer Jean Marie Carey. Writers Costanza Beltrami and Maggie Bell will also be stepping down from their roles. 

Though leaving is bittersweet, I am confident of the blog’s future under the editorial supervision of Jean Marie Carey, who alongside veteran writers Maria Alambritis, Amy Fredrickson, Rachel Hiser Remmes, and Livia Lupi, will welcome a new team of writers to incorporate even more new topics in the coming year. A heartfelt thanks to both our readers and to our team of writers both old and new, and an optimistic look toward the future growth and success of the IASblog! A presto … 

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