Pamela H. Smith is the Seth Low Professor of History, Columbia University, and Director of The Making and Knowing Project. Dr. Smith specializes in early modern European history and the history of science. Her current research focuses on attitudes to nature in early modern Europe and the Scientific Revolution, with particular attention to craft knowledge and historical techniques. She is founding director of the Center for Science and Society at Columbia University.

Andrew Lacey is a Sculptor and Independent Scholar who specializes in the research of renaissance bronzes. His particular approach to making sculpture and exploring the nature of materials is influenced by historic and archeological study.

Pamela H. Smith and Andrew Lacey will be coming to speak at Conservation Conversations on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Their talk is entitled “Knowledge in the Making: Reconstructing Historical Materials and Techniques.”

At the BGC, Pamela Smith and Andrew Lacey will talk about their work to reconstruct early modern European mold making and metal casting techniques, as well as their collaboration to reproduce technical processes from a sixteenth-century compilation of technical recipes. They will discuss how such reconstructions can be integrated into research and teaching.

Light refreshments will be served at 5:45 pm. The presentations will begin at 6:00 pm.

RSVP is required. Please click on the registration link at the bottom of this page or contact [email protected]

PLEASE NOTE that our Lecture Hall can only accommodate a limited number of people, so please come early if you would like to have a seat in the main room. Registrants who arrive late may be seated in an overflow viewing area.