Geoffrey Meyer-Fernandez, from France, PhD in art history from the Aix-Marseille University, is the winner of the 2020 Marc de Montalembert Prize for his research entitled: « Between Orient and Occident : three churches painted by Greek families in Crete, in Cyprus and Rhodes (XIVe-XVe siècle) ».
The Marc de Montalembert Prize is attributed by the Fondation Marc de Montalembert in association with the Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA). The prize provides support to the development or achievement of a research on art history of the Mediterranean by a young PhD researcher from this region. The prize consists of a 9000 euros grant.
The presentation of the Prize at the Institut national d’histoire de l’art, in Paris was postponed due to the pandemic as was the presentation by Claire Camberlein, 2019 Marc de Montalembert Prize, of the results of her research “Reuse of the past in Greek antiquity. Study of memory phenomena at Rhodes and in the Dodecanese between the XVth and the Vth century before J.C.”.