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Wed 9/11: Hugo Chapman: Mummies, Marbles & Medals

When: Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Timken Museum of Art, 1500 El Prado, San Diego

Cost: $55 – $65

Age limit: All ages

Description: <p>Mummies, Marbles and Medals: Why the British Museum has a Prints and Drawings Collection&quot; The lecture explores how the British Museum, famous today for its archaeological holdings from the ancient worlds also have one of the world&rsquo;s greatest graphic collections. In examining this largely accidental history, the lecture will also look at how prints and drawings help us understand how artists planned their work, the historical roots of fake news and what connects the world&rsquo;s most valuable baseball card to the birth of advertising in Georgian London. Hugo Chapman has been the Simon Sainsbury Keeper of the Department of Prints and Drawings since 2011, he joined the British Museum as a specialist in Italian drawing in 1995. During his time there he has organized shows on Michelangelo and Italian Renaissance drawings and is currently working on an exhibition about Piranesi. Speaker: Hugo Chapman, The Simon Sainsbury Keeper of Prints &amp; Drawings, The British Museum</p>

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