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    Bits and Pieces: How Can We Make Sense of Objects from the Past?

    Presented by at Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum

    October 16, 2010


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    Bits and Pieces: How Can We Make Sense of Objects from the Past?

    Come to the Arthur M. Sackler Museum and learn about the things that archaeologists dig up. Many of these objects are found in bits and pieces! Meet a conservator who works to put together fragments of ancient pots and other objects, and figure out how to reconstruct an object yourself. Many of the objects on display in the Sackler’s galleries are thousands of years old. Visit different stations in the galleries to hear about how some...

    Come to the Arthur M. Sackler Museum and learn about the things that archaeologists dig up. Many of these objects are found in bits and pieces! Meet a conservator who works to put together fragments of ancient pots and other objects, and figure out how to reconstruct an object yourself. Many of the objects on display in the Sackler’s galleries are thousands of years old. Visit different stations in the galleries to hear about how some of these objects were made and used in the past, how they were put back together, and what they can tell us about ancient history.

    Recommended for children ages 8 and up.

    Free admission. Open to the public. Registration is required; space is limited.

    For more information and to register, contact Susannah Hutchison at 617-496-8576 or susannah_hutchison@harvard.edu.

    Held in conjunction with Massachusetts Archaeology Month. For more information about Archaeology Month and other programs held around the state, visit the Massachusetts Historical Commission website.


    Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum

    485 Broadway
    Cambridge, MA 02138

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    Admission Info:

    Free. Registration required.


    General Day and Time Info:

    10:30am-12:00pm


    Phone: 617-496-8576


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