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Mellon Research Initiative Reading Group

In conjunction with the IFA/Mellon Research Initiative, this reading group will provide the opportunity for students to discuss key texts related to the series of Mellon symposia and the themes identified with each. Beginning spring 2012 and continuing throughout the life of the Mellon Initiative, the group will meet approximately three times per semester and will be led by faculty advisors. Visiting scholars will occasionally be invited to join the group. The aim is to provide a relaxed and congenial forum for discussing conceptual and methodological issues across the fields of art history, archaeology, and conservation science, and to enable a deeper engagement in the Mellon symposia. Meetings may occasionally take place at a museum or collection to consider specific objects in relation to assigned texts. An informal dinner will follow the reading group. Students at any point in their studies are welcome to attend.

The group is convened by Robert Slifkin (Assistant Professor of Fine Arts.)

The Reading Group is open only to current IFA students.

For questions, contact Professor Slifkin: rs3513@nyu.edu