David Bomford and Carlo Ginzburg Talk Connoisseurship

posted on 11 Sep 2013 20:14 by Gabrielle Berlinger
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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.”

This inaugural event in the "Conservation Conversations" series was a great success as attendees filled the Lecture Hall and audiences near and far able to watch the dialogue remotely through live streaming (to access the BGC archive of live-streamed events, click here.

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