The Museum FRANCAVILLA, run by Professor Marianne Kleibrink and Elizabeth Weistra MA, is one of the projects of the International School of Archaeology 'Lagaria' at Francavilla Marittima. The school was founded by Giuseppe Altieri and Marianne Kleibrink specifically to stimulate interest in the history of the region of Francavilla Mma.
began her excavation career at Timpone della Motta in 1965 as a student. Her continuing involvement with the site includes participation in the Museum Lagaria and the Parco Archeologico Lagaria.
participated in the Excavations Kleibrink a on the Timpone della Motta from 1992-1999. She graduated in Classical/Mediterranean Archaeology at the University of Groningen. In her doctorate’s thesis ‘‘Terracotta votive offerings from the Athenaion in Francavilla Marittima, Southern Italy. From collection to context: social and religious continuity and change', she aims to phase and place the terracottas from Francavilla, from all of the different excavations and collections, and to interpret them within their original contexts, focusing on their social and religious meaning.
citizen of Francavilla Mma and promoter of its history and culture, is the School’s director.
Editing English and Italian texts
GrondTaal Translation bureau, Zutphen, the Netherlands.
GrondTaal translates and edits archaeological texts, both professional publications and educational texts for the general public. GrondTaal is the public face of Gerre van der Kleij. Gerre van der Kleij studied archaeology at Groningen University, where she was one of Marianne Kleibrink’s pupils, as well as in the United States and Denmark. She has always been fascinated by languages and translation as well as archaeology, and since 2007 has combined them in GrondTaal. See for more information www.Grondtaal.nl.
Marianna Fasanella Masci
has graduated in Conservation of Cultural Heritage, direction Archaeology, with a thesis on the Greek pottery from Francavilla Marittima. From 2002-2004 she participated in the Excavations Kleibrink 1991-2004 on the Timpone della Motta. Subsequently she took part in the study of the Geometric Enotrian pottery of Francavilla Marittima, in which she also focused on analyses concerning the production of this pottery. In 2010 she started her PhD-research at the University of Groningen on the production of the Geometric Enotrian pottery.
has graduated in Conservation of Cultural Heritage, direction Archaeology, with a thesis on the Greek pottery from Francavilla Marittima. From 2002-2004 she participated in the Excavations Kleibrink 1991-2004 on the Timpone della Motta. Subsequently she took part in the study of the Geometric Enotrian pottery of Francavilla Marittima, in which she also focused on analyses concerning the production of this pottery. In 2008 she started her PhD-thesis at the Carlsuniversity of Prague on the Daunian ceramics in Kroatia and Slovenia.
After his education in Classical Archaeology, Alessandro (Dr.) has been studying the pottery of different sites in Italy and Greece. Recently, he has joined the School of Archaeology and Ancient History of the University of Leicester (UK) as Postdoctoral Fellow in the Tracing Networks Project; he focuses on analysing the loom weights across the Mediterranean from Late Bronze Age to 3rd c. BCE.