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Materials Lab Workshop: Making Faces

By Harvard Art Museums

Interested in art of the ancient world? Explore ancient painting processes and make your own copy of a Roman-period funerary portrait.

Portrait of a woman with brown eyes, black hair, and a white garment on a rectangular wooden panel.

.: Sun, October 16 2022 10am – 1pm.

Ages: 14 to Adults.

No prior experience necessary. Minimum age of 14.


Harvard Art Museums
(617) 495-9400

Registration required

  • Specific dates…

Registration is required and space is limited. Registration for this workshop will open on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at this link, and participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. To join the waitlist, please email


$15 materials fee.


  • In-person only.

Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Neighborhood 9

This workshop will take place in the Materials Lab, Lower Level.

Wheelchair accessible.

The Harvard Art Museums are committed to accessibility for all visitors. For anyone requiring accessibility accommodations for our programs, please contact us at at least 48 hours in advance.

Additional information

This workshop accompanies the exhibition Funerary Portraits from Roman Egypt: Facing Forward, which invites viewers to ask more about the complicated histories of these portraits and the people they depict. The exhibition explores what can be learned about the artistic process and current condition of these works through scientific analysis and technical research conducted by staff in the Harvard Art Museums’ Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies