Sunday, March 15, 2009

Gold Glass Through the Ages, 28 March 2009, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York

A Roundtable to be held at The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (NYU) in conjonction with the current exhibition of an Early Byzantine Gold Glass Panel from Caesarea, Israel, on display in the Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Byzantine Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (see below). 

Photo : The Glass panel after completion of the conservation work 
(Israel Antiquities Authority). 

Participants : 

Dr. Christopher Lightfoot
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Associate Curator, the Greek and Roman Department
Gold Glass at the Met : From Classical to Christian Times. 

Yael Gorin-Rosen
Head of Ancient Glass, Israel Antiquities Authority
Byzantine Gold Glass from the holy Land

Dr. David Whitehouse
Director, Corning Museum of Glass
Early Islamic Gold Glasses.

Moderator : 
Dr. Helen C. Evans
Mary and Michael Jaharis Curator of Byzantine Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Hosted by The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World / The Metropolitan Museum of Art / The Israel Antiquities Authority. 

After the roundtable, participants can go to the Metropolitan Museum for further discussion of the Gold Glass Panel. On Sunday March 29 at 3:00, Yael Gorin-Rosen will give a presentation on Ancient Glass in the Holy Land. Both events free with museum admission. Source