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Gallery Talk: Artistic Practice and Materials in 19th-Century Qajar Iran

Pen Box Designs with European Women in Portrait Medallions and Reclining in Landscapes (top and bottom); Portraits of Muhammad Shah Qajar and a European Woman with a Bouquet (center), from An Album of Artists’ Drawings from Qajar Iran, Iran, 1780–1860.
Counterproof with ink and watercolor on paper, pricked (top); graphite on paper (center, top); counterproof on paper, pricked (center, bottom); counterproof with ink and graphite on paper (bottom). Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Alpheus Hyatt Purchasing Fund, 1960.161.41.

Gallery Talk

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA

Kathy Eremin, the Patricia Cornwell Senior Conservation Scientist, and Penley Knipe, the Philip and Lynn Straus Senior Conservator of Works on Paper, of 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.