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Preservation: Life, Death, and the Afterlife in the Museum
Sanchita Balachandran, of the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum, will explore how preservation determines what is remembered—and what is lost.
In 1933, Rutherford John Gettens, conservation scientist at the Fogg Art Museum, wrote a letter to his colleague Dr. S. Paramasivan to ask about the “peculiar problems” he faced in the conservation of archaeological objects at the Madras Government Museum, in India. Who, he wondered, has the right to preserve museum collections, and why? Whose histories are preserved and whose are erased or omitted through the preservation process?
Though nearly 90 years have passed since thisView more
Free admission, but seating is limited. Tickets will be distributed beginning at 5:30pm at the Broadway entrance. One ticket per person.
32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
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Feb 12, 2023