Ancient Art Council

Ancient Art Department

Ancient Art Council
Legion of Honor

100 34th Avenue, Lincoln Park
San Francisco, CA 94121

This lecturer explores fakes and looting against the backdrop of his experience at the Getty Museum and the UCLA/Getty Conservation Program. It highlights the issues raised by the advocates for the encyclopedic museum and its aspiration to collect. The speaker touches on his work with Pre-Columbian gold work, the Getty Bronze, and the recent repatriation issues at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

This lecture is cosponsored by the Bay Area Art Conservation Guild (BAACG).

About Programs at the Ancient Art Council

Programs are varied and include such activities as lectures by noted archaeologists, museum curators, and ancient art historians; exclusive tours of the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions; fund-raising events; and travel programs to ancient sites and other museums. Members also receive invitations from related organizations to attend lectures ad exhibition openings. Your annual membership dues and contributions will assist in furthering the Ancient Art collection at the Fine Arts Museums.


September 1, 2012, 5:00 PM - 11:00 AM

Modern Antiquities: The Looted and the Faked

Florence Gould Theater, Legion of Honor

Presented by Dr. David Scott, Professor, Department of Art History, University of California at Los Angeles, and Founding Director, UCLA/Getty Conservation Program

Admission: Free: AAC and BAACG members / General: $15.00 to BAACG; Advance registration requested:


Ancient Art Council supports Antiquities at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.



Last Supper in Pompeii: From the Table to the Grave

This exhibition reveals how, before Mount Vesuvius blew up in AD 79 and rocked the Bay of Naples, people in Pompeii and nearby farms and villages were engaged in typical daily activities, many of which revolved around food and drink.

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Explore the Ancient Art Council: Upcoming Events


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AD 79: When Time Froze in Pompeii


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Rehearsed Reading of Euripides’ "Bacchae"


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Workshop: Cultural Heritage and Antiquities

Please help us keep Ptolemy I Soter—Alexander the Great’s general and the founder of the Ptolemaic Dynasty which ended with Cleopatra—in San Francisco.

The Ancient Art Council is seeking your help to acquire this Egyptian limestone relief of a Ptolemaic king in a devotional pose. Any amount will help.