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Jeffrey Forgeng

Curator of Arms, Armor, and Medieval Art, Worcester Art Museum

Jeffrey Forgeng is the Worcester Art Museum's Curator of Arms, Armor, and Medieval Art and a professor of Interactive Media and Game Development at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He was previously curator at the Higgins Armory Museum, and he led his students in creating a collaboration between the Higgins Armory, Worcester Art Museum, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute called the Virtual Armory that explores medieval combat equipment and strategies in an online setting. Forgeng's main area of research is combat treatises of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. He has played a major part in translating the early texts that have helped us to understand the martial arts of this period, including Joachim Meyer's \_Die Kunst des Fechtens (The Art of Combat)\_.