Dinner with Harvard Art Museum Staff

Harvard Club of Victoria members and their guests are invited to join HCV Councillors at a intimate dinner with Narayan Khandekar and Stephen Gilchrist from Harvard Art Museums on Monday the 15th of September. Narayan and Stephen will speak about the work they are doing to build an upcoming exhibit on Australian Aboriginal Art which will be on display at Harvard in January 2016.

We only have a few places available, so please be quick to avoid missing out. Dinner can be paid for on the night in cash (we expect around $50 depending on your choices) and will take place at 7pm in the University precinct.

If you would like to attend, please email mandy@harvardclubofvictoria.org.au

Stephen Gilchrist, of the Yamatji people of the Inggarda language group, has curated exhibitions in Australia and the United States and has written extensively on Indigenous art from Australia. He is a leading voice in Indigenous modes of curation as a form of social practice and cultural activism. Stephen serves as the Visiting Curator at the Harvard Art Museums who is organizing the exhibition and publication. Over the past decade, Gilchrist has made significant contributions to the field through his work with the Indigenous Australian collections of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the British Museum, London; the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; and the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College. In addition, he has written and contributed to important publications about Aboriginal art including Ancestral Modern: Australian Aboriginal Art (Yale Press, 2012), and Crossing Cultures: The Owen and Wagner Collection of Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Art at the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College (2011).
Narayan Khandekar received a B.Sc. (Hons.) First Class and Ph.D. from the Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Melbourne. He then completed a Post-graduate Diploma in the Conservation of Easel Paintings from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London. He was Teacher of Theory and Research Scientist at the Hamilton Kerr Institute, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge; Conservator of Paintings, Melbourne University Gallery; and Scientist in the Museum Research Laboratory, Getty Conservation Institute. He is currently Senior Conservation Scientist in the Straus Center for Conservation, Harvard University Art Museums, and Senior Lecturer on the History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University. His principal interests are the technical examination of paintings and painting materials. He is the author of over forty publications.

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