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Revealing the Early Renaissance: Stories and Secrets in Florentine Art

Saturday, March 23
10 am – 5 pm
Baillie Court
Public $144 | Members $120 | Students $50 (includes lunch)

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Join leading international experts – curators, art historians, scientists and conservators – to learn how art history and science come together to give a fresh understanding of the artists who gave birth to the Renaissance, one of the most important periods in Western art history. Hear about new conservation research and scientific analyses that shed light on artists’ techniques and workshop practices of the times.

Symposium Program

9am  Exhibition open for symposium attendees

10 am Welcome  Matthew Teitelbaum

Introduction  Gillian McIntyre and Sasha Suda

10:15 – 11:30 am   Collaboration in the Impruneta Antiphonaries
Bryan Keene and Nancy Turner Moderator: Hayden Maginnis

11:30 – 11:45 am  Coffee break

11:45 am – 1 pm Conservation Science: Painting in 14th-century Florence
Catherine Schmidt Patterson, Yvonne Szafran and Karen Trentelman, Moderator: Hayden Maginnis

1 – 2 pm  Bagged lunch provided

2 – 3:15 pm A Conversation: Giotto 2013
Cecilia Frosinini and Carl Strehlke, Moderator: Hayden Maginnis

3:15 – 3:30 pm Tea break

3:30 – 4:45 pm The Master of the Saint George Codex
George Bisacca, Discussant: Sasha Suda


Presenters include:

George Bisacca, Paintings Conservator, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York  
Cecilia Frosinini, Opificio delle Pietre Dure e Laboratori di Restauro, Florence
Bryan Keene, Curatorial Assistant, Manuscripts Department, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Hayden Maginnis, Art Historian, Hamilton 
Catherine Schmidt Patterson, Assistant Scientist, The Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles     
Carl Strehlke, Adjunct Curator, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
Yvonne Szafran, Senior Conservator, Head, Paintings Conservation, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Karen Trentelman, Senior Scientist, The Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles    
Nancy Turner, Conservator, Paper Conservation, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles


Signature Partner of the AGO’s Conservation Program

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