Norton Simon Museum Presents Where Art Meets Science: Ancient Sculpture from the Hindu-Buddhist World

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PASADENA, CA.- The Norton Simon Museum presents Where Art Meets Science: Ancient Sculpture from the Hindu-Buddhist World, a small exhibition that examines the connoisseurship and conservation involved in identifying and preserving ancient Asian sculpture. A collaboration between the Museum’s assistant curator, Melody Rod-ari, and its conservator, John Griswold, the exhibition features nine works primarily of Cambodian origin from the Norton Simon collections. Before ancient objects enter a museum collection, they often travel great distances and endure periods of use, disuse, loss and rediscovery. Over the course of time, they may serve varying functions to vastly different communities of people. Their original meanings and the evidence of their intended use can become lost or obscured. Where Art Meets Science explores how the trained eye and scholarship of the art historian together with the scientific evidence gai