Join paintings conservator Sally Woodcock and conservation scientist Narayan Khandekar for a conversation about the troubling and long-standing use of mummy brown pigment.
Funerary Portraits from Roman Egypt: Facing Forward is a collaborative effort drawing from the expertise of staff across the museums and other members of our community. The exhibition invites visitors to reflect upon objects that represent the deceased and were once intimately connected with their bodies. It foregrounds artistic processes and technical research but also draws attention to the complicated histories of these objects.
Sally Woodcock, Paul Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Cambridge
Narayan Khandekar, Director and Senior Conservation Scientist, Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, Harvard Art Museums
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Support for this exhibition is provided by the Kelekian Fund, the Christopher and Jean Angell Charitable Fund, and the Kornfeld Foundation (through Christopher Angell). Related programming is supported by the M. Victor Leventritt Lecture Series Endowment Fund.
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