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Gallery Talk: Digging up Ancient Samaria-Sebaste
Badawi Ahmed Abu Bakr, Egyptian, Workers at Samaria-Sebaste, July 30, 1909. Gelatin silver print. Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East, A.290, TL42461.7.
Whose work lies, unseen, behind ancient Middle Eastern objects on display?
Explore a display about early 20th-century excavations of the ancient city of Samaria-Sebaste, with curatorial fellow Caitlin Clerkin. You’ll learn how photographs and payroll records help us rewrite the history of archaeology—one that acknowledges the people behind the excavation of the objects on display.
Caitlin Clerkin, Frederick Randolph Grace Curatorial Fellow in Ancient Art
Gallery talks are limited to 18 people, and it is required that you reserve your place. At 10am the day of the event, reservations will open and may be arranged online through this form. The gallery talk reservation will also serve as your general museum reservation. If required, visitors will pay the museum admission fee upon arrival.
Sundays—free to all!
All students with a valid ID
Harvard ID holders (plus one guest)
Harvard Art Museums Friends
Youth under 18
Cambridge residents (proof of residency required)
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Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk.
32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
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