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PROGRAMME

Tuesday, April 24, 2007


Morning Session A  
Opening Remarks Catharine Nepomnyashchy, Director, Harriman Institute, Columbia University
Welcome Remarks Irakli Alasania, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Georgia to the United Nations
Georgian Antiquity Ana Kldiashvili, Professor of Art History, Tbilisi State Academy of Arts
A Highlight of Georgia's Prehistoric Past Karen S. Rubinson, Research Scholar, Barnard College
Morning Session B  
The Glory ofByzantium:  Recognizing the Importance of Georgian Art Helen C. Evans, Curator of Byzantine Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Medieval Georgian Architecture:  Key Moments in its Development Tamara Tvildiani, Lecturer Art History and Theory, Tbilisi State Academy of Arts
Medieval Georgian Illuminated Manuscripts, Painted Icons and Cloisonné Enamel Nino Gaganidze, Professor of Art History, Tbilisi State Academy of Arts
Afternoon Session  
Genius of Medieval Georgian Art Gary Vikan, Director, The Walters Art Museum
Defining Georgia Inside and Out Ori Z. Soltes, Lecturer in Theology and Art History, Georgetown University
Medieval Georgian Mural Paintings Ani Kldiashvili, Professor of Art History, Tbilisi State Academy ofArts
Medieval Georgian Relief Sculpture:  Repoussé Icons and Architectural Decoration Nino Gaganidze, Professor of Art History, Tbilisi State Academy of Arts
Evening Session  
Monuments at Risk:  Preservation and Conservation Initiatives in Georgia Maka Dvalishvili, President, Georgian Arts and Culture Center
Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Harriman Institute, Columbia University
The Village of Chazhashi:  Case Study of Georgian Svannish Vernacular Architecture> Mary Kay Judy, Architectural Conservator
Georgia at the Crossroads:  The Moorish Style in Georgian Secular Architecture of the 18th-19th Centuries Irina Koshoridze, Senior Curator, Georgian National Museum
Visiting Scholar, Department of Art History, New York University
Modern Georgian Art in the Context of Western Culture Mzia Chikhradze, Senior Research Fellow, G. Chubinashvili National Center for Georgian Art History Research and Heritage Protection
Closing  Remarks Catharine Nepomnyashchy, Director, Harriman Institute, Columbia University
Reception