Art Study Center Seminar: Reigning over a Hellish Bureaucracy—The Ten Kings of Hell


Friday, November 30, 2018, 11:00am


Harvard Art Museums Art Study Center, Level 4. 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Presented by: Harvard Art Museums Art Study Center
Tickets: Tickets Required

In this seminar, Wai Yee Chiong and Penley Knipe, the Philip and Lynn Straus Senior Conservator of Works on Paper and the head of the paper lab, will examine a series of images of the Ten Kings of Hell. These kings are shown delivering judgment on sinners, as the latter journey through the afterlife. Chiong and Knipe will look closely at the format, function, and context in which these works were produced and discuss related conservation projects.

The seminar will take place in the Art Study Center, Level 4.

Free admission, but registration is required. Registration for this seminar will open on Friday, November 9, 2018, and participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, please email

Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the program to allow sufficient time to sign in at the Art Study Center reception desk, and be prepared to present a photo ID.

Lockers are available on the Lower Level, Level 1, and Level 4 to check bags, coats, umbrellas, and any food or drink.

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See also: Talk, Visual Arts