Elizabeth "Liz" Tobey earned her Masters (1997) and Doctorate (2005) in Art History at the University of Maryland, focusing on the art of the Italian Renaissance. In her dissertation, she explored the origins of the palio horse races run on religious feast days in Renaissance Italy. She has worked for several museums including the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery. From 2007 to 2010, she worked for the National Sporting Library & Museum in Middleburg, Virginia, where she began her translation (in collaboration with Dr. Federica Deigan) of Federico Grisone's "The Rules of Riding." This edited translation will be published later this year by the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. She also coordinated the Library's John H. Daniels Fellowship program which supports scholars researching equestrian and field sport-related topics. Liz completed her Masters in Library Science degree in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland in May 2015 with a specialization in Curation and Management of Digital Assets.
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