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Aneta Georgievska-Shine

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Aneta Georgievska-Shine is a scholar of the Renaissance and the baroque eras, yet as an art historian, her interests range from ancient to contemporary art.  In addition to her affiliation with the University of Maryland, she frequently presents lectures for museums and art institutions in the Washington D.C. area, including the Walters Art Museum, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, and the Smithsonian. Her publications include scholarly books and numerous articles in U.S. and international journals, as well as essays in exhibition catalogs.

A popular Smithsonian Journeys Expert, Aneta has led numerous journeys to France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, as well as Central and Eastern Europe. In addition to her art historical expertise, she brings a deep knowledge of the history, politics, and languages of Central and Eastern Europe. Aneta is a native speaker of Macedonian and has working knowledge of several other European languages.

What Our Travelers Say

I cannot praise her enough - her extensive knowledge, her passion about her field, and her enthusiasm to transmit her knowledge to us. She went over and beyond what was required of her every day. Wonderful!!! 

- Smithsonian Journeys Traveler

Her knowledge, enthusiasm, and eagerness to share were a large reason that we enjoyed the tour so much. I will look for other programs, both local and travel, where she is the expert. 

- Smithsonian Journeys Traveler

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