Guest Lecture: "Pyramids, Mummies, and Cleopatra: Recent Discoveries" by Dr. Zahi Hawass

picture of Dr. Zahi Hawass at an archaeological dig site
May 22, 2014 - 6:00pm8:00pm

6–7 pm, Lecture by Dr. Zahi Hawass, former Minister of Antiquities, Egypt 

7–8 pm, Book signing and reception

Join the FIne Arts Museums of San Francisco for a very special lecture by famed Egyptian archaeologist Dr. Zahi Hawass, presented by the Ancient Art Council of the Fine Arts Museums. Immediately following his talk, Dr. Hawass will sign copies of his most recent book, Discovering Tutankhamun: From Howard Carter to DNA. Guests are also invited to enjoy a reception in the Hall of Antiquities.

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Director's Lecture: "Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art", by Colin B. Bailey

April 8, 2014 - 10:00am12:00pm

Colin B. Bailey is the director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and an internationally respected art historian and curator. Before joining the Museums, he most recently served as deputy director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator at The Frick Collection in New York, and he held a similar position at the National Gallery of Canada. He has also held curatorial positions at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. Born in London, Bailey earned his doctorate in art history at Oxford University.

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Salon Doré Conservation

For 18 months, from 2012 to 2014, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco conservators and technicians worked to conserve and restore the 18th-century period room known as the Salon Doré at the Legion of Honor. This complex project brought together a diverse team of experts, from architects to electricians, each with a unique skill set necessary for the project’s successful execution. Throughout the entire process, conservators worked in an open gallery that allowed the public to observe their work in action.



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