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: