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From the Laboratory to the Gallery: The Conservation and Technical Study of Islamic Art

Rustam Rescues Bijan from the Pit, folio from a manuscript of the Shahnama by Firdawsi, Iran, Shiraz, Safavid period, c. 1575–90, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum.

Rustam Rescues Bijan from the Pit, folio from a manuscript of the Shahnama by Firdawsi, Iran, Shiraz, Safavid period, c. 1575–90, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
3:30pm – 4:30pm

Arthur M. Sackler Museum, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

From the Laboratory to the Gallery: The Conservation and Technical Study of Islamic Art
Gallery Talk

Katherine Eremin, Patricia Cornwell Conservation Scientist; Anthony Sigel, Conservator of Objects and Sculpture; and Penley Knipe, Philip and Lynn Straus Conservator of Works of Art on Paper, Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, Harvard Art Museums

This gallery talk will focus on the technical analysis and conservation treatment of several works featured in the Calderwood Collection. Conservators and scientists from the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies will describe their analytical approaches, what they did to prepare the ceramics and manuscripts for exhibition, and what their work revealed about the materials and methods used to produce these objects.

Free with the price of admission.

Gallery talks are informal and include discussion. Limited to 25 participants; please arrive early.