19th International Congress on Ancient Bronzes

Sponsored by The J. Paul Getty Museum

AIA Society Event: California

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - Saturday, October 17, 2015

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, CA 90049
United States

On behalf of the organizing committee, we are pleased to announce that the 19th International Congress on Ancient Bronzes will be held October 13-17, 2015 at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California.

Archaeologists, art historians, conservators, curators, scientists, and students will convene at both the Getty Villa in Malibu and the Getty Center in Brentwood to investigate the artistry, craftsmanship, production, conservation, and science of ancient bronzes.

The Congress is organized to coincide with, and be energized by, the exhibition Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World on view at the Getty Center July 28 through November 15, 2015, providing an extraordinary opportunity to see many of the best-known ancient bronzes displayed side-by-side for the first time.

The theme, a formal call for papers, and further information will be issued via email and posted on the Getty's website (http://www.getty.edu/museum/symposia/bronze_congress.html) in September 2014.

To receive future mailings and further information, please check the subscribe link on the Congress website.

Website: http://www.getty.edu/museum/symposia/bronze_congress.html

Ambra Spinelli

Greeks in the Boot: Keeping Potters and Painters on their Toes

Sponsored by Fullerton Museum of Art, California State University San Bernardino

AIA Society Event: Los Angeles County

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 5:00pm - 6:15pm

Fullerton Museum of Art
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, CA 92407-2397
United States

Speaker: David Saunders, Assistant Curator, Department of Antiquities, J. Paul Getty Museum

Website: http://raffma.csusb.edu/visit/events.html

Collecting and Displaying Byzantine Art in the Medieval, Renaissance, and Modern Periods

Sponsored by J. Paul Getty Museum

AIA Society Event: Los Angeles County

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The Getty Villa Auditorium
17985 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90049-1679
United States

In the Middle Ages, Byzantine objects served purposes that ranged from utilitarian to devotional. Renaissance collectors displayed Byzantine works to suggest their high artistic value, but the full appreciation of the artifacts in the exhibition Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections depends upon the Modernist revolutions of the 19th and 20th centuries. Art historian Robert Nelson of Yale University discusses how Byzantine collections evolved during these periods.

This lecture is presented in conjunction with the symposium Heaven and Earth: Perspectives on Greece's Byzantium at the Getty Villa May 2 and St. Sophia Cathedral on May 3, 2014.

Admission is free, a ticket is required. Call (310) 440-7300.


Website: http://www.getty.edu/museum/programs/lectures/heaven_and_earth_lecture.html

Medieval Academy of America and the Medieval Association of the Pacific Annual Meeting

Sponsored by Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, UCLA

AIA Society Event: Los Angeles County

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 9:00am - Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 9:15pm

UCLA Sunset Village
330 De Neve Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095
United States

The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of California Los Angeles is pleased to host the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America (MAA) which will be held jointly with the annual meeting of the Medieval Association of the Pacific (MAP) at UCLA on April 10-12, 2014. The meeting's is “Empires and Encounters.”

Los Angeles is a place where encounters between different peoples and cultures are part of the fabric of everyday life. It is one of the most diverse and vibrant cities in the world, boasts an array of cultural and educational institutions, and forms the dynamic hub of Southern California. Read more »

Website: http://www.cmrs.ucla.edu/medieval_academy/index.html

Classical Spies: American Archaeologists in WW II Greece

Sponsored by California State University, Long Beach, co-sponsored by Eta Sigma Phi

AIA Society Event: Los Angeles County

Monday, March 24, 2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

California State University, Long Beach, Beach Auditorium
1212 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840
United States

Lecture presented by Susan Heuck Allen (Visiting Scholar, Brown University).

A Century of Stanford Archaeology

AIA Society Event: Stanford

Friday, November 15, 2013 - 8:00pm

Stanford University, Lane History Corner, Room 200-002
Stanford, CA
United States

Lecture by Dr. Laura Jones, Stanford Campus Archaeologist.

Reception to follow lecture

Dr. Patrick Hunt

Stanford Archaeological Collections

AIA Society Event: Stanford

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 11:00am
Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 12:00pm
Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 1:00pm

Stanford Museum, Stanford University
450 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305
United States

Dr. Patrick Hunt will be giving Museum Lecture Tours of the Stanford Museum's Egyptian (at 11 AM), Classical (12 noon) and Chinese (1 PM) collections.  Participants should meet in the Museum lobby for each tour.

Dr. Patrick Hunt

Cyrus and Pasargadae, the Cyrus Cylinder and Other Achaemenid Matters

AIA Society Event: Stanford

Friday, October 11, 2013 - 8:00pm

Stanford University, Lane History Corner, Room 200-002 (Basement auditorium)
Stanford, CA
United States

Lecture by David Stronach, Emeritus Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology, University of California at Berkeley

Reception to follow lecture

Dr.Patrick Hunt

National Archaeology Day Celebration

Sponsored by Bowers Museum

AIA Society Event: Orange County

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Norma Kershaw Auditorium and John M. Lee Court
2002 North Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706
United States

1:30 PM - 2 PM

Persian Music


2 PM - 3 PM



Dr. William Schniedewind, Kershaw Chair of Eastern Mediterranean Studies, UCLA, discusses the Ancient Persian Cylinder of Cyrus the Great. The cuneiform inscribed on this clay cylinder relates how the Persian King Cyrus conquered Babylon in 539 B.C. and released the captives to go home; it appears to confirm the biblical account of the Jews' return to Jerusalem. The Cylinder is on view at the Getty Villa October 2, 2013, through December 2, 2013.


3 PM - 4 PM


Learn how to write your name in cuneiform, review the history of writing in the Near East, and sample Persian treats!


Presented in partnership with the Orange County Society, Archaeological Institute of America, and the Persian Arts Council of the Bowers Museum.


Fee: Free to Bowers and OC Society of AIA members; free with museum admission; $8 for non-members.


First come, first served. No advance reservations.


For more information, e-mail education@bowers.org or call 714.567.3677

Website: http://bowers.org

Bowers Museum

The City of Sardis

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Santa Cruz

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 5:00pm

University of California at Santa Cruz, Humanities Building 210
Santa Cruz, California

Lecturer: Nicholas Cahill

Abstract: The City of Sardis

Hanfmann Lecture

Coffee reception at 4:30 PM

Charles Hedrick
(831) 459-2727

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