Launch of "Conservations Conversations"

Launch of “Conservation Conversations” and Live-streaming Project
On Tuesday, September 10, 2013 the BGC launched " Conservation Conversations," the public side of a new curricular initiative, " Cultures of Conservation," generously supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  The first event in this series was a research dialogue between David Bomford, Director of Conservation at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and Carlo Ginzburg, Franklin D. Murphy Professor of Italian Renaissance Studies at UCLA. Bomford discussed “Connoisseurship: The Rembrandt Paradigm,” and Ginzburg spoke on “Small Differences: Ekphrasis and Connoisseurship.”  Following a short response from each speaker to the other’s presentation, Dean Peter N. Miller moderated a thoughtful panel discussion of connoisseurship, pedagogy, technology, conservation, and the human sciences.

Concurrent with this, a new initiative to live-stream seminar series and symposia on the BGC's channel was also launched. This reflects our commitment to making our innovative programming more widely available, thus shaping the global discourse about the cultural history of the material world.  Visit our live-streaming page for a list of upcoming events and a video archive of previous talks at the BGC.

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