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Conversations Around Funerary Portraits

Join conservator Haddon Dine and exhibition co-curator Georgina Rayner for a free, virtual conversation about the manufacturing processes of three-dimensional funerary portraits on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Haddon Dine is an assistant objects conservator at the Art Institute of Chicago. Georgina Rayner is an associate conservation scientist at the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies at the Harvard Art Museums. "Funerary Portraits from Roman Egypt: Facing Forward" is a collaborative effort drawing from the expertise of staff across the museums and other community members. 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.

This talk will take place online via Zoom. The event is open to all, but registration is required. To register, please complete this online form. Please read these instructions on how to join a meeting on Zoom. For general questions, email The Harvard Art Museums are committed to accessibility for all visitors. For anyone requiring accessibility accommodations, please contact the museums at at least 48 hours in advance.

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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Date & Time

  • Wed Nov 9, 2022

    • 5:30pm - 6:00pm


  • Visual Art
  • Museums / Attractions
  • Lectures / Talks
  • Historical