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Nataraja, Shiva as the King of Dance (detail), 1000s. South India, Chola period (900-13th Century). Bronze; 111.5 x 101.65 cm. Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1930.331

Nataraja, Shiva as the King of Dance (detail), 1000s. South India, Chola period (900-13th Century). Bronze; 111.5 x 101.65 cm. Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1930.331

From the Field into the Lab: The Pre-Display Lives of Indian and Southeast Asian Art

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 6:00–7:00 p.m.
Location:  Gartner Auditorium
Gartner Auditorium

About The Event

In the past three years, two major events have transformed the activity around the museum’s collection of Indian miniatures: the 2013 acquisition of nearly 100 works from India’s imperial Mughal court, and the 2014 opening of the new Indian and Southeast Asian Galleries. Dr. Sonya Quintanilla, the George P. Bickford Curator of Indian and Southeast Asian art, will speak to you about this magnificent collection and provide a glimpse into the life of an Indian miniature prior to coming to the Cleveland Museum of Art. Moyna Stanton, Paper Conservator, will then share a selection of illuminated manuscripts and album pages to introduce you to the treatments that are performed in order to better preserve these complex and fascinating objects, as well make them ready for display.