Michel E. Fuchs has been a member of the Board of the UBS Culture Foundation since January 1, 2016. He is a professor at the Institute of Archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Lausanne and, in addition to his teaching work, also leads research projects and excavations in Switzerland and abroad. As an internationally renowned expert in ancient wall paintings, he supervises doctoral students, is the author of numerous publications and curator of several exhibitions.
After completing his studies in archaeology, Latin and Greek philology, he worked in the Department of Archaeology of the canton of Fribourg and as a research associate at the Roman Museum in Avenches. He wrote his thesis on one area of this Roman settlement in 2004. Over the past few years, he has devoted himself to the study of everyday inscriptions and graffiti, and is co-author of the exhibition catalog ‘Les murs murmurent: graffitis gallo-romains’ (The walls are whispering: Gallo-Roman graffiti), 2008.