Molecular to Monumental: Rediscovering Lost Cultures from the Inside Out

October 14, 2009

Art Institute of Chicago, Fullerton Hall
111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States


With the aid of modern CT scan technology, conservators are seeing ancient civilizations in a whole new light. From Egyptian High Priests and Peruvian artisans – whose remnants of day-to-day life are all but lost to time – we can now expose these cultures and link their very distant past to our present.

Join the Chicago Council on Science and Technology and a distinguished panel of experts from the Art Institute, Field Museum and Oriental Institute as they share their discoveries from the molecular to monumental.

Dr. James Cuno – President, Art Institute
Dr. Francesca Casadio – Andrew W. Mellon Conservation Scientist, Art Institute
Mary Greuel -Assistant Curator of Ancient Art , Art Institute
Mr. JP Brown – Regenstein Conservator for Pacific Anthropology, Field Museum
Dr. Michael Vannier, Professor of Radiology at University of Chicago Medical Center                                                                                                                                      Laura D’Alessandro – Head of the Conservation Lab, Oriental Insitute, University of Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan Ave – Fullerton Hall

Please use Michigan and Adams entrance only
5:30p.m. Registration.

6:00p.m. Presentation.

Free program.

Mary Greuel, Assistant Curator of Ancient Art