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Ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman Sculpture: Forgeries, Restoration and Emulation

Start: Mar 01, 2018 05:00 PM

Location: Room 612, UCL Institute of Archaeology

Ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman Sculpture: Forgeries, Restoration and Emulation

David A. Scott (Emeritus Professor and Founding Director of the UCLA/Getty Conservation Programme) will give a lecture at the Institute on 1 March.

The talk will discuss issues created by prominent or highly regarded forgeries of ancient sculpture and the more subtle gradations between over- or under-restoration of art and how these actions can be regarded as either deceptive or aesthetically desirable, or perhaps aesthetically misleading. The emulation of Greek sculpture by the Romans, raises difficult questions concerning the notion of forgery or of cultural emulation and appropriation of Greek sculptural works.

David A. Scott is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Art History, UCLA, and Founding Director of the UCLA/Getty Conservation Programme.  He now resides in Hastings rather than LA, and is planning for his summer workshops in Ancient Metallurgy to continue there in the first week in July 2018.  His latest book, Art: Authenticity, Restoration, Forgery was published in 2016 by the UCLA Cotsen Press.

Any enquiries about the event may be directed to Caitlin O'Grady.