Alessio Assonitis arrived at the Medici Archive Project in 2004 with a National Endowment of the Humanities Fellowship. He became director in 2009 and served as Principal Investigator for digital projects supported by the Andrew W. Mellon foundation, including BIA (2010-2012; 2013-2014) and MIA (2015-2017; 2017-2019). He has published extensively on topics related to Italian Renaissance art, book history, Medici history, archival studies and digital humanities.
Henry Fong completed his Master's degree in International History and Diplomacy at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2018. His thesis focused on the role of a non-aligned Egypt during the Suez Canal Crisis of 1956 and the clash of personalities between Gamal Abdel Nasser and John Foster Dulles in the events leading up to the crisis. He became part of the Medici Center Shanghai after graduation and leads the day-to-day operations of the center in Shanghai.
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Kristina Yang received her Bachelor degree in Art History from Fordham University with a minor in Visual Arts. Upon graduation she worked at China Guardian auction house and Christie’s auction house in New York City, where she helped American clients navigate the Chinese art market. She joined Medici Center Shanghai full-time in 2020 and currently manages US relationships for MeCS.