Collecting Histories: Provenance Research at the San Antonio Museum of Art (Remote)

Jessica Powers
Curator of Art of the Ancient Mediterranean World, San Antonio Museum of Art
Wednesday August 11
1:30-3 p.m. ET

Recent years have seen increasing interest in the histories of museum collections of archaeological material in the United States. Both the formation of these collections and the provenance (or modern ownership histories) of individual objects have drawn attention, from scholars and the public alike. While some American museums have undertaken Nazi-era provenance research, similar investigations of ancient art collections are a more recent development. In this lecture Powers will discuss the process of exploring the provenance of the San Antonio Museum of Art’s ancient Mediterranean collection and share recent results of this ongoing project.

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Please note: this lecture will not be recorded.