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Thursday, February 09, 2012


Walters Conservator Explores The John Bourne Collection , 3/1


What: Lunch & Learn: The John Bourne Collection: From Private to Public Domain
Explore the journey of the John Bourne collection of 300 ancient Americas artifacts from a private collection to the Walters, a public art museum. Using a multi-faceted approach, Senior Objects Conservator Julie Lauffenburger will address how the museum tackled issues of authenticity, over-restoration and materials identification now that the objects are housed in a public collection.

The Walters Art Museum, Graham Auditorium 


Thursday, March 1, 12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m.


Media Contact: 
Amy Mannarino, 410-547-9000, ext. 277,

Photo Credit & Image Link: 
Anonymous (Mexican), Mother and Child, 100 B.C.–A.D. 200, earthenware, white slip with black and red paint, 37.2 × 30.9 × 23.2 cm, The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, gift of John G. Bourne, 2009