Talk: Contemporary Issues In Art Conservation

How does conservation change the meaning and interpretation of objects and sites? Whose values are considered when conserving an artefact or sites? What role does conservation play in restoring memory, human relationships and national identity in the wake of political conflict?

The speaker is Sanchita Balachandran, curator/conservator of the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum and lecturer in the Department of Near Eastern Studies, Johns Hopkins University.

The talk takes place on Wednesday, July 15 from 1 pm to 2 pm at the Iziko South African National Gallery.

This is a free event that is open to the public. Booking is essential as seats are limited.

Inquiries: Angela Zehnder at

RSVP: E-mail Friends of ISANG on


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