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November 22, 2005–August 5, 2007 at the Getty Center
All events are free, unless otherwise noted. Call (310) 440-7300 for reservations and information.
Curator's Gallery Talks
One-hour talks about the exhibition by Getty Museum staff. No sign-up needed; meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall.
Unearthing the Past: The Reinterpretation of a Remarkable Cabinet-on-Stand
A Renaissance Cabinet Rediscovered: Understanding Furniture (gallery course)
Brian Considine and Arlen Heginbotham, decorative arts conservators, the J. Paul Getty Museum, offer unique insights into the analysis and interpretation of furniture. In the first session they introduce participants to a French cabinet acquired by J. Paul Getty in 1971. Long thought to be a fake, the cabinet was recently revealed by research at the Getty Museum to be an authentic and important piece of French Renaissance furniture, made in 1580. The lecture and gallery presentation will explain the scientific and visual studies used by conservators to make this determination. In the second session, participants will examine other pieces in the Getty's collection and analyze them for authenticity. The instructors will compare authentic and copied objects to show how differences can be identified. Course fee: $20; limited to 25 participants. Call (310) 440-7300 to sign up.