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Subject: Lecture on looting in Iraq

Lecture on looting in Iraq

From: Candis Griggs Hakim <candyhakim>
Date: Thursday, September 20, 2007
Conservation in a Flak Jacket:  Mission Baghdad Museum
By Catherine Sease
Oakland Museum
Saturday October 20, 2007
2 pm

After the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, the Baghdad Museum was
looted. A group of museum professionals were sent to Baghdad to
assess the conditions at the museum and make recommendations about
what needed to be done in order to get the museum functioning again.
This talk will describe the visit to the museum and the conditions
found. It will also discuss some of the broader implications of war
to cultural property and what the realities are for conservators.

Speaker Catherine (Cap) Sease has a BA in anthropology from Bryn
Mawr College and a graduate degree in archaeological conservation
from the University of London. She specializes in archaeological and
ethnographic conservation and has been the conservator on numerous
archaeological excavations in the Mediterranean and the Middle East.
She worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York where she
was conservator in charge of the installation of the Michael
Rockefeller Wing, housing the museum's collection of archaeological
and ethnographic art. Prior to that she was at the Field Museum of
Natural History in Chicago, where she was the head of the Division
of Conservation for 15 years. Since December 2000, she has been
Senior Conservator at the Peabody Museum at Yale University. She is
active in the national and international museum and archaeological
communities. She has published on a wide variety of conservation
topics, ranging from the history of archaeological conservation to
fuzzy corrosion on Tibetan silver objects. She is also the author of
A Conservation Manual for the Field Archaeologist.

Admission to the lecture:

    free to BAACG members
    $10 for non-BAACG members
    or free with on-site membership to BAACG ($15 regular/ $5

Lecture admission does not include admission to the Museum.

Space is limited. Please R.S.V.P. to
griggsconservation [at] earthlink__net with the word "lecture" in the
title as soon as possible to be guaranteed a seat.

Information about Oakland Museum's hours, admission fees,
directions, and parking can be found at

Information about the Bay Area Art Conservation Guild can be found
at <URL:>.

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