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SYMPOSIUM | Unlocking the Mysteries of Gothic Boxwood Carving

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SYMPOSIUM | Unlocking the Mysteries of Gothic Boxwood Carving

October 30, 2016

Intimate in scale and impossibly intricate in design, sixteenth-century miniature boxwood carvings have baffled the curious since the time they were made. Through the joint effort of the curatorial and conservation staff of the Art Gallery of Ontario, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Rijksmuseum, the long-held secrets of the construction of these tiny treasures have been discovered and their histories uncovered in preparation for the 2016–2017 exhibition Small Wonders: Gothic Boxwood Miniatures.

To celebrate the launch of Small Wonders: Gothic Boxwood Miniatures, the AGO welcomes international scholars for a one-day research symposium featuring the curators, conservators and various scientists and technical researchers who helped to identify the methods of manufacturing these wonderful works of art.

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