Anna Simandiraki-Grimshaw trained in Greek (Prehistoric, Classical and Byzantine) Archaeology, as well as (Western) History of Art at the University of Crete, Greece (BA). She subsequently specialised in the Aegean Bronze Age, particularly Minoan Crete, at the University of Bristol, UK (MA, PhD). She also acquired a background in International Education while a Research Fellow for the International Baccalaureate Organisation. She has been practising archaeology for over twenty years through excavations, studies of artefacts and collections (museum or field-based), collaborative project work (as member or Principal Investigator), project funding, outreach and numerous publications. She also has an extensive record of research-informed, multimodal teaching at a variety of Higher and Further Education institutions.
Anna Simandiraki-Grimshaw is an International Research Fellow for the project »Thronfolger/Replikenwissen« (»Travelling Thrones/Replica Knowledge«), conducted by Felix Sattler and herself. The project and post are funded by the International Museum Fellowship programme of the German Federal Cultural Foundation and based at the Helmholtz Centre for Cultural Techniques/Tieranatomisches Theater Exhibition Research Lab and the Winckelmann Institute for Classical Archaeology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The project aims to research and exhibit replicas of Minoan and Mycenaean antiquities.