Art Talk Live: Color in an Ancient Greek Ceramic

By Harvard Art Museums

Find out what surprised conservators when they tried restoring the color on an ancient Greek ceramic vessel.

Depicted on an ancient vessel are two runners with torches racing toward an altar with a priest standing behind it.
Tuesday, June 6 12:30pm – 1pm

Ages: Adults.


Harvard Art Museums
(617) 495-9400

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Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

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Join conservator Susan Costello as she focuses on numerous facets of color surrounding an ancient Greek ceramic vessel. She’ll explain how the original color was manufactured, what issue came up when conservators tried restoring the color, and how the Forbes Pigment Collection helped conservators figure out what went wrong.

Led by:
Susan Costello, Conservator of Objects and Sculpture, Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies