Gallery Talk: Gold and Silver—The Discovery of the Apadana Tablets in Persepolis


Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 12:30pm to 1:00pm


Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Harvard Art Museums present a gallery talk led by

Mira Xenia SchwerdaExcavation of tablets, Persepolis
PhD candidate in Middle Eastern studies and the history of art and architecture, CMES

Gallery talks are free with museums admission. This talk is limited to 15 people and tickets are required. Ten minutes before the talk, tickets will become available at the admissions desk. 

Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk. Museums staff will be on hand to collect tickets.

Gallery talks are offered by curators, conservators, fellows, and other museums staff; they focus on aspects of the installation process, exploring both intellectual and more practical considerations. Museums staff will, for example, tease out arguments at play in the galleries, discuss conservation treatments, look closely at specific collections, or draw connections between works of art throughout the museums.

Image: Hans-Wichart von Busse, Excavation of tablets. Gelatin silver print. Collection of Azita Bina and Elmar W. Seibel, TL41708.51. 


Contact: 617-495-9400