Reconstructing Identity, The Getty Commodus, and Fragment to Vase

Reconstructing Identity
The Getty Commodus
Fragment to Vase

The behind-the-scenes challenges involved in the collecting and conservation of ancient objects will be the focus of a trio of complementary new exhibitions, Reconstructing Identity: The Statue of a God from Dresden, The Getty Commodus: Roman Portraits and Modern Copies, and Fragment to Vase: Approaches to Ceramic Restoration, on view from December 18, 2008 to June 1, 2009 at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa.

Each of the three exhibitions highlight different challenges curators and conservators face in identifying, conserving, and interpreting objects, and in helping viewers understand their contexts and significance.



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