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“Of a Remarkably Down-Cast Countenance,…
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Charmaine A. Nelson
Research / Academic
September 10, 2019

Symposium—Antiquarianism in the Islamic World
Sponsored by the Trehan Research…
Research / Academic
May 9–10, 2019
Making The Sogdians
Process, Product, and the Exploration…
Kimon Keramidas and Julie Bellemare
Research / Academic
May 8, 2019


“Cisterns in Which a Man…
The Majolica International Society Lecture
Susan Weber
Research / Academic
April 25, 2019
Beyond Avant-Garde
Surrealist and Communist Museums of…
Arseny Zhilyaev
Research / Academic
April 23, 2019

Creating and Curating The World between Empires
Art and Identity in the
Blair Fowlkes-Childs and Michael Seymour
Research / Academic
April 22, 2019
Everything Sacred is Far Away
The Franz Boas Episodes
Maria Hupfield and Jason Lujan
Research / Academic
April 18, 2019

Failed Social Relations and the…
Charlotte Townsend-Gault
Research / Academic
April 17, 2019
Decorating Soldiers: Black Manhood, Citizenship,…
The Iris Foundation Awards Lecture
Laurie A. Wilkie
Research / Academic
April 16, 2019

The Franklin Stove
Heat and Life in the Little Ice Age
Joyce E. Chaplin
Research / Academic
April 15, 2019

Thinking through Lines
How Early Greek Reliefs Connected…
Caspar Meyer
Research / Academic
April 10, 2019
The Colored Museum
Notes on Africana Identity, Power,…
Charles F. Peterson
Research / Academic
April 9, 2019

From Bayou Teche to Fifth Avenue
How Cane Baskets and Pepper…
Daniel H. Usner
Research / Academic
April 4, 2019

Chasing Casanova
Venice and the Grand Tour
Kevin Salatino
Research / Academic
April 3, 2019
Glass House Horror: Modernism’s Haunted Landscapes
The Paul and Irene Hollister Lectures on Glass
Sandy Isenstadt
Research / Academic
April 2, 2019

Symposium—Conserving Active Matter: Materials Science
Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Research / Academic
March 28–29, 2019
Reshaping the Past
Ancient Maya Sculptures, “After” and Before
Megan E. O’Neil
Research / Academic
March 27, 2019

Symposium—The New Typography
Graphic Design in Weimar Germany 1919–1933
Research / Academic
March 22, 2019

Handmade
A Material Engagement Perspective
Lambros Malafouris
Research / Academic
March 20, 2019
Thinking as Thinging
A Process Archaeology of Mind
Lambros Malafouris
Research / Academic
March 19, 2019

Americana Redux
Materializing Multiculturalism during the United States Bicentennial
Catherine Whalen
Research / Academic
March 18, 2019
Jewish Material Culture: Old Theories…
Leon Levy Foundation Lectures in Jewish Material Culture
Zeev Weiss
Research / Academic
March 5, 2019

Ancien, Nouveau et Antique
Display and Connoisseurship in a Princely Ceramics Collection
Kee Il Choi Jr.
Research / Academic
February 28, 2019

Race Work Made Material: An…
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Anna S. Agbe-Davies
Research / Academic
February 27, 2019
Jewish Material Culture: Old Theories…
Leon Levy Foundation Lectures in Jewish Material Culture
Zeev Weiss
Research / Academic
February 26, 2019

A Chinese Canton
Making an Album of Things
Yeewan Koon
Research / Academic
February 20, 2019
Charles Perrault Before the Fairy Tales
Seventeenth-Century Authorship, Material and Textual
Oded Rabinovitch
Research / Academic
February 20, 2019

Jewish Material Culture: Old Theories…
Leon Levy Foundation Lectures in Jewish Material Culture
Zeev Weiss
Research / Academic
February 19, 2019
Symposium—Field/Fair/Museum
Franz Boas, George Hunt and…
Research / Academic
February 15, 2019

Filibuster Baby
JoAnne McFarland’s Art of Disruption
JoAnne McFarland
Research / Academic
February 11, 2019

A Digital Recreation of the…
A Contribution to the Early…
David Schwittek and Sally Webster
Research / Academic
February 5, 2019
Economies of Destruction?
Creating Value by Destroying Valuables
David Fontijn
Research / Academic
February 5, 2019

“Maximum Meaning, Minimum Means”
The Life and Work of Abram Games
Naomi Games
Research / Academic
January 30, 2019

Charles Cordier: A Hero of Polychromy
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Laure de Margerie
Research / Academic
January 29, 2019
A Lifetime in the Art Market
A View from the “Dark Side”
Martin Levy
Research / Academic
January 28, 2019

Woad War I
Dyes, Mordants, and Social Conflict in Renaissance Italy
Timothy McCall
Research / Academic
January 23, 2019
Henri Vever: Art Nouveau Jeweler…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Willa Z. Silverman
Research / Academic
January 23, 2019

Artists as Consumers: A Picture,…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Katie Scott
Research / Academic
December 5, 2018

Field Notes
How the Harvard Art Museums are Responding
Martha Tedeschi
Research / Academic
November 27, 2018
Giotto, Gold, and the Global Trecento
Transcultural Perspectives on the Fourteenth Century
Vera-Simone Schulz
Research / Academic
November 20, 2018

Cell or Soul?
Riemerschmid’s Patterns as Embodied Perception
Freyja Hartzell
Research / Academic
November 15, 2018
Dangerous Beauty
Medusa in Classical Art
Kiki Karoglou
Research / Academic
November 14, 2018

CANCELED—“Of a Remarkably Down-Cast Countenance,…
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Charmaine A. Nelson
Research / Academic
November 13, 2018

Symposium—Revivalism in the Age of Modernism
Design Revivals in the Twentieth Century
Research / Academic
November 9, 2018

What is a Ruin?
Alain Schnapp
Research / Academic
November 7, 2018
Iconohistories of the American West
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Severin Fowles
Research / Academic
November 7, 2018

Symposium—Conserving Active Matter: History
Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Research / Academic
November 1, 2018
Afterlives
The Living Signs of the Forensic Dead Body
Zoë Crossland
Research / Academic
October 30, 2018

“A Complete Technique of Living”
Raymond Duncan (1874–1966)
Alexandra Palmer
Research / Academic
October 24, 2018
Gina Suuda Tl’l Xasii ~…
Documenting Convergence, Divergence, and Co-existence…
Jisgang Nika Collison
Research / Academic
October 23, 2018

For the Union Dead
Harvard’s Memorial Hall and the…
Ivan Gaskell
Research / Academic
October 22, 2018


Recreating the Seventeenth-Century Garden in Holland
Blending Nature and Design
Vanessa Sellers
Research / Academic
October 3, 2018

The Church of Saint-Riquier
Lost Monument as Work in Progress
Jenny H. Shaffer
Research / Academic
September 26, 2018

Symposium—Shared Ground
Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Craft Studies
Research / Academic
September 20–22, 2018

Spider Woman’s Children
Navajo Weavers Today
Lynda Teller Pete, Barbara Teller Ornelas
Research / Academic
September 17, 2018
Symposium—Agents of Faith
The Conference
Research / Academic
September 14, 2018

Neither Natural Nor Artificial
Material Worlds in Assyrian Scholarship
Eduardo A. Escobar
Research / Academic
September 11, 2018
New Discoveries in American Majolica
The Majolica International Society Lecture
Laura Microulis
Research / Academic
May 2, 2018

Crossing Boundaries
Adventures in Art, Craft, and Design History
Caroline Hannah
Research / Academic
May 1, 2018
Sculpture in Color
Challenging the European Canon
Luke Syson
Research / Academic
April 25, 2018

From Corinth to Keep, or…
A Chorography of Greece…
Christopher Witmore
Research / Academic
April 24, 2018

Conserving Active Matter: Indigenous Ontologies
Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Research / Academic
April 18, 2018
The First Emperor, the Chinese…
The Iris Foundation Awards Lecture
Jason Sun
Research / Academic
April 17, 2018

Looking at Lionesses
Macedonian Courts and Jewelry in…
Alexis Q. Castor
Research / Academic
April 16, 2018

The Art of the Jewish Family, Lecture 3
Leon Levy Foundation Lectures in Jewish Material Culture
Laura Arnold Leibman
Research / Academic
April 12, 2018
Between Philosophy, History, Science, and Literature
Annotated Books from the Library of Otto Neurath
Friedrich Stadler
Research / Academic
April 11, 2018

The World for a Shilling
The Panorama as Global Landscape
Tim Barringer
Research / Academic
April 11, 2018
A Viennese Library in Exile
Otto Neurath and the Heritage…
Friedrich Stadler
Research / Academic
April 10, 2018

Folding and Wrapping the Sacred
Living with Late Medieval Relics…
Visa Immonen
Research / Academic
April 9, 2018
Symposium—Disrupting Distance
Evolving Connections and Disconnects in…
Research / Academic
April 6, 2018

Displaying the Antique in Georgian London
The Houses of Charles Townley…
Max Bryant
Research / Academic
April 4, 2018
Technology, Wondrous or Fatal
Seventy Years of Giedion’s Mechanization Takes Command
Sokratis Georgiadis
Research / Academic
April 3, 2018

Between Bukh and Sefer: Holocaust…
The Leon Levy Foundation Lectures…
Barbara Mann
Research / Academic
March 29, 2018
The Art of the Jewish Family, Lecture 2
Leon Levy Foundation Lectures in Jewish Material Culture
Laura Arnold Leibman
Research / Academic
March 28, 2018

Pressing Matter
On Museums, Material Culture Studies,…
Wayne Modest
Research / Academic
March 27, 2018
How America Met the Jews
Leon Levy Foundation Lectures in Jewish Material Culture
Hasia Diner
Research / Academic
March 22, 2018

A Short History of the…
The Paul and Irene Hollister Lectures on Glass
Tina Oldknow
Research / Academic
March 22, 2018
Ingenious Inventions and the Secrets of Nature
The Marvels of Alexander the…
Elly Truitt
Research / Academic
March 19, 2018

The Limits and Possibilities of…
Leon Levy Foundation Lectures in Jewish Material Culture
Ellen Smith
Research / Academic
March 15, 2018
The Art of the Jewish Family, Lecture 1
Leon Levy Foundation Lectures in Jewish Material Culture
Laura Arnold Leibman
Research / Academic
March 14, 2018

Type, Paper, Glass, and Screws
Reading Surfaces and the Materialities of Communication
Jonathan Senchyne
Research / Academic
March 12, 2018
Proximity to Power
Craft Capabilities and Material Empowerment…
Otto von Busch
Research / Academic
March 1, 2018

Ten Meters Down
Antiquarian Geologics in Song China
Jeffrey Moser
Research / Academic
February 28, 2018
Symposium—Bali and Beyond
Culture, Power, and Indonesian Textiles
Research / Academic
February 26, 2018

Symposium—Early Codices
Production, Destruction, and Modern Conservation
Research / Academic
February 23, 2018
Exoticizing in the Enlightenment
A Global History of Switzerland in Objects
Noémie Etienne
Research / Academic
February 19, 2018

Designing Legacy
Marie-Antoinette and Josephine as Garden Patrons
Susan Taylor-Leduc
Research / Academic
February 7, 2018
Savonnerie Carpets: Stages of Power
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Wolf Burchard
Research / Academic
February 6, 2018

After the Fall
The Treatment of Tullio Lombardo’s Adam
Carolyn Riccardelli
Research / Academic
February 1, 2018
“Too Poor to Paint, Too…
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Dana E. Byrd
Research / Academic
January 30, 2018

Active Objects
Rethinking Mobility, Geography, and the Museum
Elizabeth Rodini
Research / Academic
January 24, 2018

Seneca Village
The Making and Unmaking of…
Meredith B. Linn
Research / Academic
January 18, 2018

Film as Scholarship
My Beautiful Anthropological Dissertation
Noam Osband
Research / Academic
January 17, 2018
The Circle and the Rectangle
Indigenous Art, Canadian Residential Schools,…
Ruth Phillips
Research / Academic
January 17, 2018

Carnegie, Capital, and the Kaiser
An Intellectual History of Financing Scholarship
Emily J. Levine
Research / Academic
December 6, 2017

“Are we getting closer? Are we there yet?”
Mapping the Spaces of Poetic Inquiry
Jeanette Lynes
Research / Academic
November 29, 2017
Symposium—Conserving Active Matter: A Cultures…
Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Research / Academic
November 27–28, 2017

Quantifying Kissinger
Computational Analysis and Data Visualization in Historical Interpretation
Micki Kaufman
Research / Academic
November 15, 2017
Russia’s Revolutionary Art School
The Moscow Vkhutemas
Christina Lodder
Research / Academic
November 15, 2017

Rediscovering Édouard Lièvre (1828–1886): A…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Olivier Hurstel
Research / Academic
November 14, 2017
Archaeological Science in Museum Collections
Re-examining Ethnological Materials and Ethnographic Accounts
Claire Heckel
Research / Academic
November 13, 2017

Ship Shape
Incense Boats across the Early Modern Globe
Jeffrey L. Collins
Research / Academic
November 9, 2017

Prudently Abandoning Wonder
On Changing the Governing Concept…
Mark A. Meadow
Research / Academic
November 8, 2017

Over Land and Sea
The Journey of a Chief’s…
Samantha Alderson, Peter M. Whiteley
Research / Academic
November 2, 2017

Canadian Inuit Art
Variation Over Space and Time
Nelson Graburn
Research / Academic
November 1, 2017
Heritage, Secrecy, and Failure
The Atomic Project Huemul
Trinidad Rico
Research / Academic
October 31, 2017


Material Culture and Rabbinic Isolation
A Cultural Ecology Perspective
Azzan Yadin-Israel
Research / Academic
October 25, 2017
Jacques Doucet
Couturier of the Belle Époque Stage
Alexandra Jaffré
Research / Academic
October 24, 2017

Beyond the Temple, Lecture 3
Leon Levy Foundation Lectures in Jewish Material Culture
Andrea M. Berlin
Research / Academic
October 24, 2017

Hopi Pottery Tales
Historic Museum Collections and Pueblo Pottery Futures
Lea S. McChesney
Research / Academic
October 19, 2017
Class Divides
Reading, Writing, and Jewish Daily Life through Graffiti
Karen B. Stern
Research / Academic
October 18, 2017

When Muslims Die in China
Nancy S. Steinhardt
Research / Academic
October 18, 2017
Beyond the Temple, Lecture 2
Leon Levy Foundation Lectures in Jewish Material Culture
Andrea M. Berlin
Research / Academic
October 17, 2017


The Sovereign Artist
Charles Le Brun and the…
Wolf Burchard
Research / Academic
October 10, 2017
Beyond the Temple, Lecture 1
Leon Levy Foundation Lectures in Jewish Material Culture
Andrea M. Berlin
Research / Academic
October 10, 2017

Cabinetmakers of German Origin in Eighteenth-Century Paris
A Chapter in European History…
E. Ulrich Leben
Research / Academic
October 9, 2017
On Not Becoming an Artifact
Corrine Hunt • G’lateeg’lee
Research / Academic
October 4, 2017

Inessential Colors: A History of…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Basile Baudez
Research / Academic
October 3, 2017
Agents of Faith
Thinking About an Exhibition
Ittai Weinryb
Research / Academic
October 2, 2017

Making the Spanish Style
Fashion and Artisans at the…
Amanda Wunder
Research / Academic
September 27, 2017
The Making of Americans
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Paul Chaat Smith
Research / Academic
September 26, 2017

Satan at the Deluge and…
The Story of Noah in…
Nina Rowe
Research / Academic
September 19, 2017

Making Andean Houses
Materials, Affordances, and Possibilities in Vernacular Architecture
Jerry D. Moore
Research / Academic
September 18, 2017

Artistic Skills and the Hierarchy…
A Chinese Theme through Muslim and European Eyes
Joan-Pau Rubiés
Research / Academic
September 14, 2017
The Distributed Text
Toward a Critical Digital Edition…
Aaron Glass
Research / Academic
September 13, 2017

Revisits and Thick Description
Understanding the Legacy of Socialist…
Carol Yinghua Lu
Research / Academic
August 28, 2017
Come to your Senses!
Sensiotics and Understandings of Persons,…
Henry John Drewal
Research / Academic
August 23, 2017

Non-Human Aesthetics
A Trans-Species Perspective
Frédéric Joulian
Research / Academic
May 9, 2017
Journey into a French Material…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Frédéric Joulian
Research / Academic
May 8, 2017

From Maiolica to Majolica: The…
The Majolica International Society Lecture
Julius Bryant
Research / Academic
May 3, 2017

Enlightened Princesses
Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the…
Joanna Marschner
Research / Academic
April 27, 2017

From Design Studio to Marketplace:…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Lesley Miller
Research / Academic
April 25, 2017
Mapping Mat ~ Con
Philipp Schorch
Research / Academic
April 20, 2017

Behind the Seams
Women, Fashion, and Work in Nineteenth-Century France
Susan Hiner
Research / Academic
April 19, 2017
Making Faces
New York Type Ephemera and…
Stephanie Sadre-Orafai
Research / Academic
April 13, 2017

Blue Chip Artists, Glassy Thinkers,…
The Paul and Irene Hollister…
Susie J. Silbert
Research / Academic
April 13, 2017
Texts and Textiles
The Iris Foundation Awards Lecture
Marie-Louise Nosch
Research / Academic
April 4, 2017

Earwitness Thomas Kuhn
The Interview in Historical Research
Anke te Heesen
Research / Academic
March 29, 2017

Hanbok in Modern and Postmodern Times
Fashion, Counter-Fashion, and Anti-Fashion
Minjee Kim
Research / Academic
March 28, 2017
Getting Art and Science Together…
An Exhibition History
Anke te Heesen
Research / Academic
March 28, 2017

Teaching Game Design for Museums
Matt Parker, Barry Joseph, Marco Castro Cosio
Research / Academic
March 27, 2017
Symposium—New York on Display
1853 New York Crystal Palace
Research / Academic
March 24, 2017

Where Books and Fabrics Merge
The Endbands of the Eastern Mediterranean Bookbindings
Georgios Boudalis
Research / Academic
March 23, 2017
Thinking About Cultural Heritage Now
The Work of the Penn Cultural Heritage Center
Brian I. Daniels
Research / Academic
March 21, 2017

Alumni Spotlight Lecture—Keep the Research on Your Right
Teaching, Writing, and Curating as Tributaries
Ezra Shales
Research / Academic
March 21, 2017

The Archaeology and History of Colonial Peru
The Case of Magdalena de Cao Viejo
Jeffrey Quilter
Research / Academic
February 23, 2017

Keys to the H Blocks
The Materiality of Conflict and…
Louise Purbrick
Research / Academic
February 22, 2017
In Enemy Hands
Captive Bodies in Ancient Mesoamerican Art
Caitlin Earley
Research / Academic
February 21, 2017

From the Antipodes to the Met
Transformative Processes in Yolngu Art
Howard Morphy
Research / Academic
February 21, 2017


Insect Artifice
The Making of Joris Hoefnagel’s Four Elements
Marisa Bass
Research / Academic
January 31, 2017
And One King to Rule Them All?
Investigating Religious and Political Landscapes…
Uthara Suvrathan
Research / Academic
January 30, 2017

Book Launch — In Space We Read Time
On the History of Civilization and Geopolitics
Research / Academic
January 24, 2017

“The Great Kosmos of All Armenia”
On the Sarcophagus of Isaac
Benjamin Anderson
Research / Academic
January 18, 2017
Foreign Phobia & the American…
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Jack Tchen
Research / Academic
December 13, 2016

Diamonds, Sugar, and Art
Flemish Merchants in the Early Modern World
Christina Anderson
Research / Academic
December 7, 2016
Charles and Ray Eames
The Hollywood Connections
Pat Kirkham
Research / Academic
December 7, 2016

Textiles in the Historic Interior
A Look at Curatorial, Conservation, and Interpretive Issues
Deborah Lee Trupin
Research / Academic
November 30, 2016
Walking with Whitman
Mobile Learning in Brooklyn Heights
Jesse Merandy
Research / Academic
November 29, 2016

Symposium—Percier
Antiquity and Empire
Research / Academic
November 18, 2016

Between Construction and Invention: Theories…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Jean-François Bédard
Research / Academic
November 15, 2016

Beyond the Renaissance Palace
The Material World of Sixteenth-Century Artisans and Shopkeepers
Paula Hohti
Research / Academic
November 10, 2016

Out of Whole Cloth
Exploring Balinese Textiles in the Mead-Bateson Collection
Urmila Mohan
Research / Academic
November 9, 2016
A Parisian Residence of the…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Ulrich Leben
Research / Academic
November 9, 2016

Redefining Color at Hôtel Beauharnais
The Restoration of the Furniture…
Ulrich Leben
Research / Academic
November 3, 2016

The Protection of Cultural Heritage in Italy
A Short History and Some Current Issues
Salvatore Settis
Research / Academic
November 2, 2016

Cultures of Conservation “Keyword” Panel
Digging into Central Park’s Layered Past
Research / Academic
November 1, 2016
Mind in the Making
Reflection and the Artisanal in the Material World
Maggie Jackson
Research / Academic
October 27, 2016

Whitney Stories
Humanizing the Museum through Digital Storytelling
Elyse Mallouk
Research / Academic
October 26, 2016

Netherlands Institute for Conservation Art and Science
An Integrated Approach Towards Understanding…
Robert van Langh
Research / Academic
October 19, 2016

Real and Metaphoric Spaces
Perspectives and Positions in the…
Viola König
Research / Academic
October 19, 2016


Luxury Object Artisans in the Ancient Andes
Coca and Metal Producers in…
Alicia Boswell
Research / Academic
October 5, 2016
Jamestown and Beyond
Using Digital Technologies to Visualize…
Lisa E. Fischer
Research / Academic
September 28, 2016

Multiple Authors
Ceramics, Celebrity, and Shaping Notions…
Malcolm Baker
Research / Academic
September 15, 2016

Toward an American Indian Abstract
The Art and Politics of Mary Sully
Philip Deloria
Research / Academic
September 14, 2016
Weaving Modernism
Postwar Tapestry between Paris and New York
Kay Wells
Research / Academic
August 24, 2016

Rococo for the Spanish Court
The Interiors of Mattia Gasparini…
Tobias Locker
Research / Academic
May 4, 2016

‘Bold design and bolder ornaments’:…
The Majolica International Society Lecture
Miranda Goodby
Research / Academic
May 4, 2016
Wine, Women, and the Glory of Venice
Masterpieces of Renaissance Glass
Dora Thornton
Research / Academic
April 28, 2016

Diasporas of Art and ‘The Great Forgetting’
Violence and the Visual Unconscious…
Debora L. Silverman
Research / Academic
April 27, 2016

Frontier Shores
Collection, Entanglement, and the Manufacture…
Research / Academic
April 25, 2016
Mistake or Transgression? A History of Scandalous Clothing
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Denis Bruna
Research / Academic
April 19, 2016

Bringing Back The Sheaves
Agrarian Life and Material Culture…
Brent D. Shaw
Research / Academic
April 13, 2016
Dangerous Relic
“The Bloody Shirt”; A Material…
Matthew Dennis
Research / Academic
April 12, 2016

Scotch Myths
The Furniture of Charles Rennie Mackintosh Re-appraised
David Jones
Research / Academic
April 7, 2016
Global Things: Trade and Material…
The Iris Foundation Awards Lecture
Giorgio Riello
Research / Academic
April 5, 2016

‘The best Rubarbe is that…
Rhubarb and the Imagination of…
Anne T. Gerritsen
Research / Academic
March 29, 2016

The Meaning of Glass: What…
The Paul and Irene Hollister Lectures on Glass
Dedo von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk
Research / Academic
March 22, 2016

Climate and Commodities
Material Exchanges between West Africa and Europe, 1000–1300
Sarah M. Guérin
Research / Academic
March 21, 2016

Conservation Conversation—A Multiplicity of Voices
The Structure of Preservation at…
Gabrielle A. Berlinger, David Favaloro
Research / Academic
March 15, 2016

Paper is Part of the Picture
Margaret Holben Ellis
Research / Academic
March 2, 2016
The Art, Praxis, and Power of Oral History
Mary Marshall Clark, Amy Starecheski
Research / Academic
February 24, 2016

Wolf King of Glorious Memory
Culture and Ideology in Twelfth-Century…
Abigail Krasner Balbale
Research / Academic
February 23, 2016
Cultures of Conservation “Keyword” Panel
Minimalist, Post-Minimalist, and Conceptual Art
Francesca Esmay, Sherri Irvin, Jeffrey Weiss, Glenn Wharton, Ivan Gaskell
Research / Academic
February 23, 2016

Drinking Horns
Nature and Myth
Susanne Ebbinghaus
Research / Academic
February 22, 2016
A Dictator’s Evil Decor
Reflections on Writing Hitler at Home
Despina Stratigakos
Research / Academic
February 17, 2016

Making Space: Museums and Craft…
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Namita Gupta Wiggers
Research / Academic
February 2, 2016
The Tradition of Marble
How it is Quarried and…
Charlie Kaplan
Research / Academic
January 29, 2016

Sun King to Moon King:…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Robert Wellington
Research / Academic
January 26, 2016


The Analysis of Organic Colorants…
Case Studies from the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Nobuko Shibayama
Research / Academic
December 7, 2015
Between China, Iran, and Byzantium:
The Türks in Inner Asia…
Sören Stark
Research / Academic
December 2, 2015

Textile Conservation at Historic Royal Palaces:
A 100-Year History
Charlotte Gamper
Research / Academic
November 19, 2015


Going Universal
Nancy Proctor
Research / Academic
November 11, 2015

Parasols and Pagodas
Lacquer Furniture and East West…
Tian Chun
Research / Academic
November 10, 2015

Workshop—Fustat and the World in the Year 1000
Fustat and the World in the Year 1000
Research / Academic
November 6, 2015
Color Matters
Synthetic Dyes in Early Meiji Japanese Prints
Stephanie Su
Research / Academic
November 4, 2015

Design by the Book
Illustrating the Ritual Classics
François Louis
Research / Academic
October 27, 2015


A Digital Enlightenment: Experiments in…
The Françoise and Georges Selz…
Anne Higonnet
Research / Academic
October 13, 2015
From Pets to Plastics:
The Material Culture of Everyday Life
Katherine C. Grier
Research / Academic
October 12, 2015


Case Study:
Sir Thomas Hanmer’s Silver Gilt…
Susan Hunter
Research / Academic
October 6, 2015
The Glass Sliver:
Transparency and Dystopia in German Design
Freyja Hartzell
Research / Academic
October 5, 2015

Thinking with a Photograph: Alexander…
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J.…
Marni A. Sandweiss
Research / Academic
September 29, 2015
From Material to Digital:
New Directions in Material Culture and Museum Studies
Haidy Geismar
Research / Academic
September 24, 2015

Symposium—
Toys and Childhood: Playing with Design
Research / Academic
September 18, 2015
Angelica’s Book
Material Culture and the Power of Reading
Brendan Dooley
Research / Academic
September 14, 2015

(Post)musings from the Edge:
Being an Indigenous Curator in Pacific Paradise
Paul Tapsell
Research / Academic
May 6, 2015

Global, Comparative, International, Transnational, and Connected Histories:
Is the Methodological Tail Wagging…
Peter Baldwin
Research / Academic
April 29, 2015
Straddling Worlds:
Working Across Art and Craft,…
Elissa Auther
Research / Academic
April 28, 2015

The Return of Curiosity: What…
Iris Foundation Awards Lectures
Nicholas Thomas
Research / Academic
April 21, 2015
Symposium—
Revitalizing University Museums
Research / Academic
April 17, 2015

The Art of Encryption:
Music-Image-Text in Michael Maier’s Alchemical…
Donna Bilak
Research / Academic
April 15, 2015
Elephant in the Room? Majolica…
The Majolica International Society Lecture…
Martina Droth
Research / Academic
April 14, 2015

Is a Crocodile a Work of Art?
Seeing Objects in the Early…
Paula Findlen
Research / Academic
April 8, 2015

Symposium—
Experiencing the Interface
Research / Academic
April 6, 2015
From Industry to Art:
Collecting and Exhibiting Textiles at…
Dilys Blum
Research / Academic
April 1, 2015

Conservation Conversation:
“Conservation and the Future”
Salvador Muñoz Viñas, Paul Eggert
Research / Academic
March 31, 2015
Symposium—
Fashioning the Body: An Intimate…
Research / Academic
March 27, 2015

Hiding in Plain Sight:
The 20th-Century Apartment House in New York
Andrew S. Dolkart
Research / Academic
March 25, 2015

Architecture, Art, and Liturgical Space in Postwar America
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Gretchen Townsend Buggeln
Research / Academic
March 17, 2015
Two Royal Kitchens:
Discovery, Conservation, Interpretation
Lee Prosser
Research / Academic
March 16, 2015

‘The Magnificent Seven’
The Great Fāṭimid Rock Crystal Ewers
Jeremy Johns
Research / Academic
March 5, 2015
Conservation Conversation
“Knowledge in the Making: Reconstructing…
Research / Academic
March 3, 2015 – February 21, 2017

Conservation Conversation:
“Conserving Indigenous Objects and Cultures”
Miriam Clavir, Jim Enote
Research / Academic
February 25, 2015

Vernis Martin: French Lacquer of the 18th Century
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Monika Kopplin
Research / Academic
February 24, 2015
Isabella d’Este’s Painted Service by Nicola d’Urbino:
From Creation to Display.
Valerie Taylor
Research / Academic
February 23, 2015

Relay and Delay:
Triumphal Processions in the Era of the Post
Shira Brisman
Research / Academic
February 4, 2015

Videoconference Series:
“Technical Art History and Materials…
Erma Hermens
Research / Academic
January 26, 2015

Trouble the Water:
Superstorm Sandy and the Preservation of Place
Christopher Mulé
Research / Academic
January 21, 2015
Videoconference Series:
“Technical Art History and its…
Georg Josef Dietz
Research / Academic
January 12, 2015

Videoconference Series:
Technical Art History: “Damage”
Ivan Gaskell
Research / Academic
December 15, 2014
Interchanges, Workshop Dynamics and Material Matters:
The Case of Norman Palermo
Ruggero Longo
Research / Academic
December 4, 2014

Turned on by a Touch:
The Light Switch and Everyday Life
Sandy Isenstadt
Research / Academic
December 3, 2014
Ransom in the Early Modern Mediterranean
Exchanging Muslim for Christian Captives
Daniel Hershenzon
Research / Academic
December 1 – November 10, 2014

From Ancient to Modern, Interdisciplinary…
Paula Hohti, Eva Andersson Strand, Luise Ørsted Brandt, and Miguel Ángel Andrés-Toledo
Research / Academic
November 19, 2014

Videoconference Series:
“‘Held up to the light’:…
Marta Ajmar
Research / Academic
November 17, 2014
Faith and Fate:
Researching the Occult in Islamic…
Rachel Parikh
Research / Academic
November 11, 2014


The Spanish Farthingale:
Women, Fashion, and Politics…
Amanda Wunder
Research / Academic
November 5, 2014
Technical Art History:
Art and Science, a Marriage Made in Heaven?
Erma Hermens
Research / Academic
November 3, 2014

Signal Images:
Art and Telegraphy in Post-Revolutionary France
Richard Taws
Research / Academic
October 28, 2014

Unbinding Conservation:
Observations on the Past, Present,…
Alexis Hagadorn
Research / Academic
October 27, 2014
Paying for the Sultan’s Pouf:…
Georges Selz Lectures on 18th-…
Clare H. Crowston
Research / Academic
October 21, 2014


Staging Aboriginality
Shawn Rowlands
Research / Academic
October 14, 2014
Atmosphere and Art: Kulturgeschichte, Period…
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Kathleen Curran
Research / Academic
October 14, 2014

Intimate Heritage:
Recent Trends in Japanese History Museums
Jordan Sand
Research / Academic
October 13, 2014

Blending Handwork and Thought:
Henry Wilson’s Designs for Silver
Roisin Inglesby
Research / Academic
October 7, 2014

Rarity-Booty-Furnishing:
Textiles from the Islamic World…
Barbara Karl
Research / Academic
October 6, 2014
Material Culture as the Economic…
Pre-industrial Europe and Global Trade
Francesca Trivellato
Research / Academic
October 1, 2014

Conserving Royal Treasures:
Secrets of the Workshop
Yannick Chastang
Research / Academic
September 8, 2014

Keynote—Majolica
A World View
Andrew Morrall
Research / Academic
May 15, 2014

Workshop:
History and Material Culture:…
Research / Academic
May 10, 2014

Case Study in Collaboration:
Conserving Thousands of Lost Medieval Hebrew Manuscripts
Judith Olszowy-Schlanger, Michelle Chesner
Research / Academic
April 24, 2014
Material Culture:
The Concept and its Use in Historical Perspective
Nathan Schlanger
Research / Academic
April 23, 2014

Symposium: Woven Worlds:
The Social Lives of Andean Textiles
Research / Academic
April 14, 2014
The Painted King:
Art, Activism, and Authenticity in Hawai’i
Glenn Wharton
Research / Academic
April 9, 2014

Twelfth-Century Architecture as Incipient Globalism:…
Iris Foundation Awards Lecture
Finbarr B. Flood
Research / Academic
April 8, 2014
Symposium—Material Reformations
Towards a Material Culture of Protestantism
Research / Academic
April 3, 2014

Classical Spies:
American Archaeologists with the OSS…
Susan Heuck Allen
Research / Academic
April 2, 2014
Les derniers goûts de France:…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Max Tillmann
Research / Academic
April 1, 2014

Symposium—
The Material Text in…
Research / Academic
March 5, 2014
How To Do Things with…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Birgitt Borkopp-Restle
Research / Academic
February 25, 2014

Design Futures:
Service Design for Social Innovation
Lara Penin
Research / Academic
February 19, 2014
Conserving Relics of the Classical Past:
Civic Bodies and the Preservation…
William Stenhouse
Research / Academic
February 12, 2014

The Clark—Next
Michael Conforti
Research / Academic
January 29, 2014
A Dutch Mystic in the New World
Reverend Everardus Bogardus (1607-1647) and His Callings
Willem Frijhoff (Early Modern History, Free University, Amsterdam)
Research / Academic
January 1, 2014

Patina:
Object Trauma and Human Narrative
Shannon Dawdy
Research / Academic
December 11, 2013
Fowler at Fifty:
Museum Collections and the Challenge of the Contemporary
Marla C. Berns
Research / Academic
December 10, 2013

Polychromatic Pleasures
Decorating with Color in Nineteenth-Century France
Research / Academic
December 3, 2013 – December 31, 1969
Polychromatic Pleasures:
Decorating with Color in Nineteenth-Century France
Laura Kalba
Research / Academic
December 3, 2013

Towards Autonomous Design:
The Ornament Print in the…
Femke Speelberg
Research / Academic
November 20, 2013

The Gold of Icons
Robert Nelson
Research / Academic
November 13, 2013
“Ghost of Fashion Past:
Material Culture and the Debris…
Giorgio Riello, Sarah Scaturro
Research / Academic
November 12, 2013

Symposium—Exhibitions Research Teaching:
The Bard Graduate Center at Twenty
Research / Academic
November 8, 2013

Flux:
On Silver and Time
Allison Stielau
Research / Academic
October 8, 2013

Symposium—
Re–presenting William Kent
Research / Academic
October 7, 2013
Objects of a Passion:
Exhibiting Fashion and Dress in the Museum
Amy de la Haye
Research / Academic
October 2, 2013

Connoisseurship:
The Rembrandt Paradigm” and “Small…
David Bomford, Carlo Ginzburg,
Research / Academic
September 10, 2013

Baysunghur’s Garden Party and Other…
Ravi and Seran Trehan…
David Roxburgh
Research / Academic
April 30, 2013

Symposium:
Kitchen and Table in Early…
Research / Academic
April 29, 2013
Symposium—
Hoentschel in Context
Research / Academic
April 19, 2013

Keynote Lecture:
Hoentschel in Context
Research / Academic
April 18, 2013
Panel Discussion:
Archaeology and Material Culture
Ian Hodder
Research / Academic
April 11, 2013

Symposium—
Digital Pedagogy Material Archives
Research / Academic
April 5, 2013

Textile Variations
Matilda McQuaid
Research / Academic
March 6, 2013

The Double Dream of Things:…
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Karin Roffman
Research / Academic
February 27, 2013
Rousseau’s, and Other Relics:
Material Memories in Later Eighteenth-Century Switzerland
Béla Kapossy
Research / Academic
February 20, 2013

The New Ashmolean
Christopher Brown
Research / Academic
February 13, 2013
Paris—Potsdam—Paris: Gilt Bronzes ‘à la…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Tobias Locker
Research / Academic
February 12, 2013

The Studio and the Salon:
Artists, Masculinity, and Sociability in…
Daniel Harkett
Research / Academic
January 29, 2013

India Ink: Imagery of the…
Imagery of the Subcontinent in Sixteenth-Century Europe
Larry Silver
Research / Academic
January 23, 2013

The Ordeals of Substance:
Material Economies of Passion and…
Aden Kumler
Research / Academic
December 5, 2012

In Order to Form a…
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J.…
Laura Wexler
Research / Academic
November 28, 2012

Hero and Villain: Lafayette’s Legacies
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Laura Auricchio
Research / Academic
November 27, 2012
Symposium—
Playing with Modernism: Historical Perspectives…
Research / Academic
November 16, 2012


The New Chinese Museology:
Shifting Geographies of Power, Development, and Heritage
Michael Rowlands
Research / Academic
November 7, 2012
Silks from West and East:
A Study on the Textiles…
Zhao Feng
Research / Academic
October 31, 2012


Eating Ice-Cream on the Streets of Naples:
Materiality and Ephemerality in the History of Food
Melissa Calaresu
Research / Academic
October 11, 2012

Symposium—
Beyond Representation: an Interdisciplinary Approach…
Research / Academic
September 27, 2012
Out of Place:
Art and History in Oceania
Nicholas Thomas
Research / Academic
May 9, 2012

Object Lab:
Chipstone’s 21st Century Curatorial Initiative
Jonathan Prown
Research / Academic
April 25, 2012
Legislating Space and Re-placing God:
Rabbinic Spatiality after the Destruction…
David Kraemer
Research / Academic
April 18, 2012

When Fashion Set Sail: Maritime…
The Françoise and Georges Selz…
Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell
Research / Academic
April 3, 2012

The Courtauld Wallet:
Metal, Marriage and Mongols in Medieval Mosul
Rachel Ward
Research / Academic
March 27, 2012
Textual Threads:
Crafting Ekphrasis in the Iberian Worlds (15th–17th c.)
Alessandra Russo
Research / Academic
March 21, 2012

Hats in Motion:
Lecture and “Hatwalk”
Oriole Cullen
Research / Academic
March 15, 2012

Media Walls:
From Mid-Century Domesticity to Smart Home Environments
Research / Academic
February 29, 2012

Conversation and Collaboration:
Strategies to Cultivate Meaningful Engagement with Cultural Audiences
Research / Academic
February 22, 2012

Earth, Metal, Paper, and Silk:…
Seminar in Comparative Medieval Material…
Andrew Watsky
Research / Academic
February 8, 2012
Symposium—
Anthropology of Expeditions: Travel, Visualities, After-Lives
Research / Academic
February 2, 2012

Voices of the People in…
Reinhart Meyer-Kalkus
Research / Academic
February 1, 2012
The Order of the Third Bird:
Documents and Considerations
D. Graham Burnett, Sal Randolph
Research / Academic
January 25, 2012

Cardinal Mazarin: A Great Collector…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Isabelle de Conihout
Research / Academic
January 24, 2012
An Iconology of the Textile…
Review of a Project at…
Research / Academic
January 18, 2012

Khirbet al-Mafjar or Qasr Hisham?…
Tehran Lectures in Islamic Art and Material Culture
Donald Whitcomb
Research / Academic
December 13, 2011
The Cisneros Seminar in the…
Women Designers of the 20th…
Research / Academic
December 6, 2011

Reading in Public
Ben Katchor
Research / Academic
November 16, 2011

Poppea’s Fortune
Ellen Rosand
Research / Academic
October 26, 2011

Implements Correspondingly Peculiar: Slavery, Plantation…
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Seth Rockman
Research / Academic
October 19, 2011

Beyond the Old Silk Road:
International Influences in Glassmaking in…
Florian Knothe
Research / Academic
October 11, 2011

Doris Duke’s Shangri La:
Architecture, Landscape, and the Islamic Arts
Research / Academic
October 5, 2011
For the Royal Pleasure:
French Furniture made for the…
Ulrich Leben
Research / Academic
October 4, 2011

Being English:
An Exploration of Identity Through…
Chris Gosden
Research / Academic
September 21, 2011
How Jesus Celebrated Passover:
Some Early Modern Readings of the Last Supper
Anthony Grafton
Research / Academic
September 7, 2011

Florence Knoll:
Textiles as Interior Architecture
Christine Gorby
Research / Academic
June 16, 2011

Symposium—Ex Voto:
Votive Images Across Cultures
Research / Academic
April 28, 2011

The “Pleasures of Surprise” in…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Susan Taylor-Leduc
Research / Academic
April 27, 2011
Heritage as Therapy:
The Materiality of Uplift in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Research / Academic
April 20, 2011

The Body in the Library:
Structure and the Collection of…
David Hancock
Research / Academic
April 13, 2011

The Mahogany Connection: From…
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Jennifer L. Anderson
Research / Academic
April 6, 2011

Symposium—Objects of Exchange:
Social and Material Transformation on…
Research / Academic
April 1, 2011
Forms of Distraction:
Towards a Decorative Imagination in Eighteenth-Century France
Mimi Hellman
Research / Academic
March 30, 2011

Eyes of the Flaneuse:
Women Photographers and New York City, 1890s-1940s
Mary Woods
Research / Academic
March 16–26, 2011

The Crystalline Body: Fragments of…
Paul and Irene Hollister Lectures on Glass
Jeffrey Schnapp
Research / Academic
March 2, 2011

Needling: Embroidery and Satire in…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Melissa Hyde
Research / Academic
February 16, 2011
The Artist in the Exchange:
Charles Edenshaw, Master Haida Carver
Margaret Blackman
Research / Academic
February 10, 2011

The Warp and Weft of History:
Raphael and Le Brun…
Tristan Weddigen
Research / Academic
February 8, 2011

Scholar Zhang Peeks at Yingying:
Pictorial Aspects of Cloisonné and…
Claudia Brown
Research / Academic
February 3, 2011

The Hand of God and…
Craft and Collaboration at Arnstein Abbey
Jeffrey F. Hamburger
Research / Academic
December 1, 2010
From Gilding to Whitewash:
Aesthetics and Ethics of Distraction…
Finbarr Barry Flood
Research / Academic
November 17, 2010

A Ducal Inventory in Sixteenth-Century Portugal:
From the Caribbean to China
Nuno Senos
Research / Academic
November 10, 2010
Art’s Struggle with Judaism:
Medieval and Early Modern
David Nirenberg
Research / Academic
November 3, 2010

Gian Vincenzo Pinelli (1535-1601) and His Library:
Book Collecting and the Republic…
Angela Nuovo
Research / Academic
October 27, 2010
Do Objects have Ethnicities?: Race and Material Culture
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Fath Davis Ruffins
Research / Academic
October 20, 2010

Symposium—The Cisneros Seminar in the…
Rethinking Material Culture from the…
Research / Academic
October 12–14, 2010

The Materiality of Style:
The Case of Ivories from…
Marian Feldman
Research / Academic
October 6, 2010

Discoveries:
Perspectives on the History of…
Richard Kagan
Research / Academic
May 17, 2010

Cosmopolitan Cosmetics:
Shiseido and Early 20th Century Japanese Advertising Design
Gennifer Weisenfeld
Research / Academic
April 21, 2010

Symposium—Secondhand Culture:
Waste, Value, and Materiality
Research / Academic
April 15–16, 2010

Thinking About Things:
Studying Material Culture and Reading Objects
Margaretta Lovell
Research / Academic
April 7, 2010

What Galileo Saw and How:
Glass and its Challenges for…
Sara J. Schechner
Research / Academic
March 25, 2010
Writing the History of Polish Jews:
the Case of Emanuel Ringelblum
Samuel D. Kassow
Research / Academic
March 17, 2010

Hydraulic Engineering, Emperorship, and Ecology…
Evidence from the Visual Arts
Heping Liu
Research / Academic
March 10, 2010
Aby Warburg’s ‘Mnemosyne Atlas’:
The Story of an Unfinished Project
Claudia Wedepohl
Research / Academic
February 24, 2010


Medieval Reliquaries:
‘Minor Arts’ of Major Importance
Cynthia Hahn
Research / Academic
January 27, 2010
Citizenship and Style:
Interwar French and German Homes
Leora Auslander
Research / Academic
January 20, 2010

The Artisanal Guitar:
Craft and Community in a Neoliberal Age
Kathryn M. Dudley
Research / Academic
December 2, 2009

Germany in the World, 1600-2000:
Thinking About a New Project
David Blackbourn
Research / Academic
November 11, 2009

The Art of Illumination:
The Limbourg Brothers and…
Timothy Husband
Research / Academic
November 4, 2009

Changing Attitudes Towards Power and Palaces:
Architecture Between Umayyad ‘Desert…
Thomas Leisten
Research / Academic
October 28, 2009
Symposium—Dutch New York Between East and West:
The World of Margrieta van Varick
Research / Academic
October 19–20, 2009


The English Press and the…
Juliet Fleming (English, New York University)
Research / Academic
September 23, 2009

Illuminating Hoentschel
A French Tastemaker and His World
Ulrich Leben
Research / Academic
November 30, 1999