Fellows Colloquium—Collecting and Interpreting at the Met

The Met's current fellows present brief papers on their research and explore common scholarly questions in panel discussions. Today's schedule is:

10:00 a.m.

Monika Bincsik, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow, Asian Art, "The Japanese Lacquer Collection of Benjamin Altman (1840–1913)"

Ying-chen Peng, Jane and Morgan Whitney Fellow, Asian Art, "Collecting China: Study of the Metropolitan Museum's First Asian Ceramics Acquisition in 1879"

Peter Allen Roda, Jane and Morgan Whitney Fellow, Musical Instruments, "New Discoveries during the Partial Reinstallation of the Metropolitan Museum's Musical Instruments Collection"

Robert Schindler, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow, Medieval Art and The Cloisters, "Installing Medieval Art at the Metropolitan Museum: 'Another' History of the Collection"

Panel discussion with Denise Patry Leidy, Curator, Asian Art


12:00 p.m.

Jennifer Blunden, Museum Education and Public Practice Sylvan C. Coleman and Pamela Coleman Memorial Fund Fellow, Education, "Riding the Semantic Wave: A New Perspective on Accessibility and Knowledge Building in Museum Texts"

Ilaria Conti, Samuel H. Kress Interpretive Fellow, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts and Education, "Interpretive Strategies through Creative Communities' Engagement: The Reinterpretation of the British Galleries of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts"

Meredith Brown, Chester Dale Fellow, Modern and Contemporary Art, "DIY Gallery: Circumventing Institutional Exclusion or How to Exhibit Art by (as) Women"

Panel discussion with Jacqueline Terrassa, Managing Museum Educator for Gallery and Studio Programs, Education

These colloquia are made possible in part by Mrs. Henry S. Blackwood.

Part of Fellows Colloquia.

Assistive listening devices are available from the ushers.Assistive listening devices are available from the ushers.

Free with Museum admission

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