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Gallery Talk: Jade in the Lab

Loose S-shaped plaque with dragon head and bird tail, Chinese, late Eastern Zhou period, 500–400 BCE. Translucent honey-colored nephrite. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.50.468.

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 this gallery talk.

Our galleries are full of stories—this series of drop-in talks gives visitors a chance to hear the best ones! The talks highlight new works on view, take a fresh look at old favorites, investigate artists’ materials and techniques, and reveal the latest discoveries by curators, conservators, fellows, visiting artists, technologists, and other contributors.

Free with museums admission. Gallery talks are limited to 15 people and tickets are required. Ten minutes before each 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.

This talk is offered in conjunction with the recent publication of Early Chinese Jades in the Harvard Art Museums (2019) by Jenny So, which is now available in the Harvard Art Museums shop.