Robert Steven Bianchi
Director of Academic and Curatorial Affairs
Broughton International Inc.
Robert Steven Bianchi received his Ph.D. from New York University's Institute
of Fine Arts in 1976, and served thereafter as curator in the Department of Egyptian,
Classical and Ancient Middle Eastern Art at The Brooklyn Museum of Art. During
his career, Dr. Bianchi has received numerous honors including a Fulbright-Hayes
Fellowship to the Egyptian Museum in Berlin; a Bert H. Hill Scholarship to the
American School of Classical Studies in Athens; a Bourse Jacques Vandier for study
at the Musée du Louvre in Paris; and a J. Clawson Mills Fellowship at The Metropolitan
Museum of Art. He serves currently as book-review editor for The Journal of
the American Research Center in Egypt.
Throughout his career, much of Dr. Bianchi's efforts have been dedicated to
art historical criticism and connoisseurship. Within the five years before his
appointment to the staff of Broughton International Inc., Dr. Bianchi mounted
international exhibitions of contemporary art at the Hiro Gallery in Tokyo's Ginza,
as well as Galerie Cyclades in Antibes, France. His interests in contemporary
art continue and his latest book, Masaaki Noda - Agon Through the Infinite,
has been published to coincide with the dedication of Noda's modern sculpture
Perpetual Flight - Beyond Time and Space in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan,
in May 2000. He served as commissario general for the exhibition Egipto Milenario
for Fundacio La Caixa of Barcelona, which toured ten cities in Spain. In
addition, Dr. Bianchi was one of the academic collaborators for Gifts of the
Nile - Ancient Egyptian Faience which recently ended its three-city American
tour. He also serves as the principal author and coordinator of an international
team of collaborators who are publishing the ancient glass in the collection of
Dr. Elie Borowski of Jerusalem, Israel.
During his tenure at The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Dr. Bianchi served as adjunct
professor at Columbia University in the Department of Art History and Archaeology,
as well as at New York University in the Department of Museum Studies. Much of
Dr. Bianchi's efforts have been dedicated to exploring cultural interconnections
between Greece, Egypt and Rome. To that end, in 1988 he curated the international
loan exhibition Cleopatra's Egypt - Age of the Ptolemies and was the catalogue's
principal author. He is currently co-authoring a volume about the ancient city
of Alexandria with photographs by Werner Forman.
Dr. Bianchi first began his work with Mr. James E. Broughton, president of
Broughton International, in 1987 when he was a guest lecturer for the Ramesses
The Great exhibition. He officially joined Broughton International as curator
for Splendors of Ancient Egypt (February - July 1996) and Alexander
the Great (October 1996 - March 1997), both mounted at the Florida International
Museum in St. Petersburg. He has since continued his work with the company as
Director of Academic and Curatorial Affairs for both Nicholas and Alexandra:
The Last Imperial Family of Tsarist Russia and Splendors of Meiji: Treasures
of Imperial Japan. Reflecting Broughton International's commitment to education,
Dr. Bianchi collaborated with educators from the State of Delaware to create model
study units exclusively for use by classroom teachers and conducted an In-Service
Program for Delaware educators for the Nicholas and Alexandra Exhibition.
He has been coordinating the FABERGÉ Exhibition for the past two years.
Widely traveled with over 300 journal articles and book reviews published
internationally, Dr. Bianchi has written over 50 books as principal author or
contributing author, including his publications developed specifically for the
Broughton Masterpiece Presentation international cultural exchange program. To
date, Dr. Bianchi has appeared as a principal in over 60 commercial and other
television programs on three continents. He was most recently featured as a noted
Egyptologist in the world premiere of The Real Cleopatra for The Discovery
Channel in March 1999.