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Gallery Talk: A Technical Look at Ancient Chinese Jades

Large Jade Disk, Chinese, Zhou dynasty, 4th century BCE. Clouded, translucent grayish-green nephrite with variegated light brown markings on one side and large areas of dark brown and grass-green on the other.
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.50.649.

Gallery Talk

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA

Katherine Eremin, the Patricia Cornwell Senior Conservation Scientist, and Angela Chang, assistant director, conservator of objects and sculpture, and head of the objects laboratory, in the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, will give today’s gallery talk.

Free with museums admission. This talk is limited to 15 people and tickets are required. Ten minutes before the talk, tickets will become available at the admissions desk.

Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk. Museums staff will be on hand to collect tickets.

Gallery talks are offered by curators, conservators, fellows, and other museums staff; they focus on aspects of the installation process, exploring both intellectual and more practical considerations. Museums staff will, for example, tease out arguments at play in the galleries, discuss conservation treatments, look closely at specific collections, or draw connections between works of art throughout the museums.