Come check out “Chinese Gold: On the Bench, Under the Microscope, and in 3D” on October 17th in Olin 105! Presented by Sarah Laursen, the Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture and Curator of Asian Art at the Middlebury College of Art, this talk will examine early Chinese gold artifacts from the perspectives of craftsman and conservator, while also exploring the possibilities and limitations of virtual objects generated using 3D imaging.
Sarah Laursen received her BA in Art History and East Asian Studies from New York University and her MA and PhD from the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania. She is assistant professor of History of Art and Architecture at Middlebury College in Vermont, and curator of Asian art at the Middlebury College Museum of Art. An amateur metalsmith, Dr. Laursen’s research on early medieval Chinese art incorporates elements of technical art history, the study of an object through technical examination and an understanding of artists’ materials and techniques. Her most recent publication is a chapter entitled “Dressing the Dead in Jin China” in the Routledge edited volume, The Art and Archaeology of Bodily Adornment
. Dr. Laursen is currently working on three exhibitions slated for 2020 at Middlebury: “Lost Luxuries: Ancient Chinese Gold,” “Into the Screen: Digital Works from teamLab, and “”Hair Story: Ink and Charcoal by Hong Chun Zhang.” In addition, she will contribute to an exhibition of artifacts from Inner Mongolia at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World in 2020–21
This talk is sponsored by the Fine Arts’ Visiting Lecturer Fund and Department of Art History.
Free and open to the public.