Elisabeth (Lisa) Berry Drago was a public history fellow at the Institute. She curated Things Fall Apart (2017–2018) and Age of Alchemy (2018–present). Berry Drago is the winner of a 2018 American Alliance of Museums’ Award for Excellence in Exhibition Label Writing (Things Fall Apart). She is currently cohost (with Alexis Pedrick) of the Science History Institute’s podcast on the odd and fascinating histories of science, Distillations.
Berry Drago holds a PhD in art history from the University of Delaware, specializing in the representation of science and artisanal work, the history of the print, and artistic identity-making. Her forthcoming book, Painted Alchemists, will be the first on the painter Thomas Wijck (1616–1677), whose pictures of alchemists in the laboratory offer new perspectives on early modern science and artistry.