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Mini-Symposium: Scientific Testing of Art and Textiles

Maternity Figure (detail), 12th to 15th century. Mali, Djenne people. Earthenware. Gift of Marcia and John Friede. 2007.6

On February 11, 2010 the Conservaiton Department, the department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, the Jolika Collection of New Guinea Art and the Caroline and H. McCoy Jones Department of Textiles Arts hosted a mini-symposium at the de Young. An international lineup of scholars presented some of the major scientific techniques used to analyze works of art and textiles. Their presentations highlighted the advantages and limitations of scientific testing in attempting to answer questions of provenance, dating, authenticity and conservation.

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Questions of Provenance: A Mini-Symposium

On February 10, 2011 the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, the Jolika Collection of New Guinea Art and the Caroline and H. McCoy Jones Department of Textile Arts hosted Questions of Provenance: A Mini-Symposium at the de Young Museum. Barbara T. Hoffman, Kate Fitz Gibbon and Hermione Waterfield comprised the expert panel of speakers who gave presentations on the topic of provenance in museum and private collecting.

Please click on the thumbnails below to view individual presentations.

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Pissarro's People: Educational Resources

Dear Educator:

Thank you for supporting your students’ visit to the exhibition Pissarro’s People on view at the Legion of Honor. This exhibition presents the often-overlooked figurative paintings of Camille Pissarro. The nearly 100 works, which span the artist’s career, reveal his concern with the social, economic and political future of the communities where he lived.

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Museum Ambassadors

Schedule a Site Visit and Tour

Reservations must be made by mail, email or fax 415.750.3540.

Apply to be a Museum Ambassador

Summer applications and the job description will be available at the links below:

Questions? Email museumambassadors@famsf.org or call 415.750.3521.

This award-winning program trains high school students to give presentations and lead museum tours for elementary school classes and community groups. These teen educators provide a unique and interactive approach to learning about art.

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The Museum Ambassador Program is made possible with support from Bank of America, the de Youngsters, the Elios Charitable Foundation, the Gap Foundation, the Miranda Lux Foundation, the Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation, the Sato Foundation, Wells Fargo, and the Zellerbach Family Foundation.

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Galleries in Focus

Docents work with small groups in the galleries to encourage student dialogue about the art, artists and cultures represented in the permanent collections.

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