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David Bomford and Carlo Ginzburg Talk Connoisseurship

Posted by Gabrielle Berlinger
11 Sep 2013 20:14

On Tuesday, September 10, 2013, BGC hosted the first of four gatherings in a new speaking series entitled, "Conservation Conversations." In these public research dialogues, a conservator and a professor are paired together for an evening of presentation and conversation about issues at the core of the "Cultures of Conservation" initiative.

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Last night's guests were David Bomford, Director of Conservation at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, who spoke on, “Connoisseurship: The Rembrandt Paradigm,” and Carlo Ginzburg, Professor of Italian Renaissance Studies at UCLA, who presented a paper entitled, “Small Differences: Ekphrasis and Connoisseurship.”

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