Panel Discussion: Reconsidering Ivory

Considering works from medieval Europe as well as China and Japan in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, this interdisciplinary panel will explore various aspects of ivory, including the different techniques and tools used to carve it, transmission, and environmental issues related to sources of ivory. Speakers include Zoe Kwok, associate curator of Asian art; Sarah Anderson, lecturer in the Department of English; David Wilcove, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and public affairs and the High Meadows Environmental Institute; and Sarah Guerin, assistant professor in the Department of History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania. Introduced by Veronica White, Curator of Teaching and Learning, and Catherine Riihimaki, Research Director at 2NDNATURE Software. Moderated by Chris Newth, Associate Director for Collections and Exhibitions.This panel is co-sponsored by the Council on Science and Technology.