Curators, Conservators and the Ceramic Object

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2020

Session 2: November 6 – December 18 (6 classes)**Apply to join the 2016 Harvard Student Art Show Executive Board!

Day/Time: Fridays, 10:00am - 12:00pm (EST)

Level: Beginning – Advanced

Instructor: Multiple

 

The Harvard Ceramics Program has long collaborated with museums at Harvard in support of scholarly research of ceramic objects. This course offers participants the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of historic ceramic objects from across the globe. Teams of conservators, curators, conservation scientists and/or scholars from museums at Harvard and beyond will discuss their research of ceramic objects within the collection. Each class meeting will feature a different topic. Each session will feature six different presenters:

 

Session 2 Topics and Presenters:

Friday, November 6: Della Robbia Sculpture: Exploring the Secrets of Renaissance Ceramic Sculpture

  • Abby Hykin, Conservator, Objects Conservation, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Marietta Cambareri, Senior Curator of European Sculpture and Jetskalina H. Phillips Curator of Judaica, Art of Europe, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Friday, November 13: Ceramics and Contemporary Art: Recent Acquisitions to the Harvard Art Museums 

  • Lynette Roth, Head, Division of Modern and Contemporary Art, and Daimler Curator of the Busch-Reisinger Museum
  • Mary Schneider-Enriquez, Houghton Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
  • Angela Chang, Assistant Director, Conservator of Objects and Sculpture, Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies with the Harvard Art Museums

Friday, November 20: Chinese Jun Ware 

  • Susan Costello, Associate Conservator of Objects and Sculpture with the Harvard Art Museums
  • Katherine Eremin, Patricia Cornwell Senior Conservation Scientist with the Harvard Art Museums

Friday, December 4:  Lustre

  • Mary McWilliams, Norma Jean Calderwood Curator of Islamic and Later Indian Art, Harvard Art Museums
  • Katherine Eremin, Patricia Cornwell Senior Conservation Scientist with the Harvard Art Museums

Friday, December 11: Metal to Earth (and Back)

  • Sarah Laursen, Alan J. Dworsky Associate Curator of Chinese Art, Harvard Art Museums
  • Susanne Ebbinghaus, Head, Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art, and George M.A. Hanfmann Curator of Ancient Art with the Harvard Art Museums

Friday, December 18: Surface Treatments and Alterations

  • Katherine Eremin, Patricia Cornwell Senior Conservation Scientist with the Harvard Art Museums

Above Photo: Harvard Art Museum: Chinese Numbered Jun Ware:Lobed Flowerpot with Bracketed Foliate Rim (left) and glaze detail of Jun Ware glaze.

 

With your registration, you will receive access to a Harvard Google Classroom which will feature recordings of each class. In the case you miss a class or would like to review, these recordings will be available for 30 days after the end of the course.

**No Class Session 2 – Friday, November 27th for Thanksgiving Holiday.

With your registration, you will receive access to a Harvard Google Classroom which will feature recordings of each class. In the case you miss a class or would like to review, these recordings will be available for 30 days after the end of the course.

 

Course Fees: Free for Harvard College Undergraduate Students; $300 for Harvard Graduate Students and Adult Community*. $40 for TAP Eligible Harvard Employees.

NEW! Multi-class registration discount: Get 50% off our lecture-based classes Curators, Conservators and the Ceramic Object when you register for one or more of our 6-week hands-on making classes.

Harvard Employee Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) is now available for eligible employees registering for Curators, Conservators and the Ceramic Object!

Email Ji-Eun Kim at jikim@fas.harvard.edu to learn more about applying these discounts.

  • Adult Community: General Public; Harvard alumni, fellows, Harvard Extension School students, and faculty/staff who are not TAP-eligible; students from universities other than Harvard
  • Harvard Employees eligible for the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP): TAP regular (employees worked less than 15 years) and TAP long service (employees who worked 15 or more years at Harvard).
  • Harvard College Undergraduate Students: Currently enrolled students at Harvard College. This does not include Harvard Extension School Undergraduate Students. You must register with your Harvard email – we can arrange for an alternative email to be used for class after registration is complete.
  • Harvard Graduate Students: Currently enrolled students in a Harvard University Graduate Program. This does not include Harvard Extension School Graduate Students or Harvard University Doctoral Candidates.

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For questions regarding course content, policies or materials, please contact Director, Kathy King at kking@fas.harvard.edu.

For questions regarding registration, please contact Administrative Coordinator, Ji-Eun Kim at jikim@fas.harvard.edu.