The Age of Empires: Comparisons and Interactions between East and West in Antiquity—Keynote

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Age of Empires: Chinese Art of the Qin and Han Dynasties (221 B.C.–A.D. 220), on view at The Met Fifth Avenue April 3–July 16, 2017.

Welcoming Remarks:
Quincy Houghton, Associate Director for Exhibitions, The Met
Matthew Santirocco, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, New York University

Keynote Introductions:
Jason Sun, Brooke Russell Astor Curator of Chinese Art, Department of Asian Art, The Met
Lillian Lan-ying Tseng, Associate Professor of East Asian Art and Archaeology, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University

Keynote Presentations:
"Iran, Eurasia, and the Achievements of the First Emperor"
Dame Jessica Rawson, Professor of Chinese Art and Archaeology, School of Archaeology, University of Oxford

"Situating an Emperor: Tombs and Authority in Ancient China and Rome"
Matthew McCarty, Assistant Professor of Roman Archaeology, Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies, The University of British Columbia

Michael Seymour, Assistant Curator, Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art, The Met
Kiki Karoglou, Assistant Curator, Department of Greek and Roman Art, The Met

Recorded April 6, 2017

The symposium is organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University, and the NYU Center for Ancient Studies. It is made possible by the Joseph Hotung Fund at The Met with additional support from the Rose-Marie Lewent Conference Fund at NYU, the NYU Global Institute for Advanced Studies, the NYU Center for the Humanities, and NYU Shanghai.

Education programs for Age of Empires: Chinese Art of the Qin and Han Dynasties (221 B.C.–A.D. 220) are made possible by The Freeman Foundation.

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