Francesco Lovino & Lori Wong

Fellow Shoptalks

Francesco Lovino & Lori Wong

Lori Wong

Francesco Lovino
Paris Quasi Alterum Byzantium

The renaissance of Byzantine studies in the nineteenth century owes a lot to the infatuation for Constantinople and its art by architects, artists, and novelists. This talk asks how Byzantine imagery affected the taste of late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century Paris, shading a light into French byzantinomania.

Francesco Lovino is the Italian Fellow in medieval studies and a postdoctoral fellow at Masaryk University’s Center for Early Medieval Studies in Brno.

Lori Wong
A Revival of Replicas

While replicas have existed since antiquity, recent advances in three-dimensional capture, in rapid prototyping and immersive technologies such as virtual reality and augmented reality have led to a proliferation of replicated objects from cultural heritage sites in both physical and digital form. Lori Wong’s talk considers the current revival of replica creation prompting questions on how replication shifts our understanding and relationship to the original object and affects conceptions and practices of preservation and conservation.

Wong is the Charles K. William II Rome Prize Fellow and project specialist in the Building and Sites Department at the Getty Conservation Institute.

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Date & time
Monday, April 1, 2019
6:00 PM
AAR Lecture Room
McKim, Mead & White Building
Via Angelo Masina, 5
Rome, Italy