• Two Polyhedral Gold Beads, China, Eastern Han dynasty (25–220 CE), D. 1.4 and 1.7 cm, 10.9 and 15.4 g, Collection of the Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, VT.
  • Sarah Laursen examining gold in the Muwentang Collection in Hong Kong in 2018.

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. 

This talk is sponsored by the Fine Arts’ Visiting Lecturer Fund and Department of Art History.

Free and open to the public.