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Barbara Caen

Headshot Barbara Caen

Associate Director of Administration; External Engagement, Experiential Learning, Safety and Security

In her current role, Barbara is responsible for handling many of the administrative operations of the campus. She works closely with the Dean in developing external partnerships and experiential learning opportunities for Temple Rome as it transitions from a study abroad program to a global campus.
As Director of the Internship and Community Engagement program, Barbara oversees and works with an extensive network of international partners and continuously strives to provide new and exciting programs and to engage new partnerships for our students and the Temple Rome Community.
Barbara also serves as the TUR Ombudsperson and works closely with her counterparts on Main Campus.
Originally from Antwerp, Belgium, Barbara received her B.A. and M.A. in Art History from the Catholic University of Leuven and held a one-year Erasmus fellowship at the University Paris IV-Sorbonne. Barbara received her Ph.D in Art History from the University of Zürich in 2012 and held a doctoral fellowship at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and two post-doctoral fellowships: at the Frick Art Reference Library and at the Academia Belgica in Rome. Her most important publication is entitled ‘Renaissance d’un médium artistique: la tapisserie en France et en Belgique au XIXe siècle’.
Barbara worked as a political advisor in The Parliament of the Brussel-Capital Region, from 2014 until 2017, and as an advisor of the state secretary cabinet in Belgian science policy, from 2017 until coming to Temple Rome.
Contact: barbara.caen@temple.edu, turinternships@temple.edu
Barbara also serves as the TUR Ombudsperson and works closely with her counterparts on Main Campus.


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