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Alumni event | Lecture

Portable Antiquities. Two lectures on historical building fragments from ancient times

Friday 14 October 2022
P.J. Veth
Nonnensteeg 1-3
2311 VJ Leiden

On October 14, 2022, Alexander Dencher will organize a double lecture entitled Portable Antiquities about the distribution, reuse and meaning of historical building fragments from ancient times in (early) modern art and architecture. Mari Lending (Oslo School of Architecture and Design) will speak in her lecture Monuments in Flux: Parthenon Provenances' about one of the most famous buildings in Western architectural history, while Caroline van Eck (University of Cambridge) will pay attention to the work of the idiosyncratic artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) in her lecture The travels of a type: Transformations of the candelabra from Venice to Rome by way of Alexandria.
The speakers will also consider the historical role of collectors, artists and the history of museums.
This afternoon is made possible with support from the Museums, Collections and Society research program and will be moderated by architectural historian Steven Lauritano (Leiden University).


Participation is free of charge, but please register via a.r.dencher@hum.leidenuniv.nl.

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