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Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Making an Exhibition


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In January 2019, the Block Museum will open "Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa." In development for more than five years, the exhibition combines exquisite works of art from Africa, Europe, and the Middle East with rare material remains from sites around the Sahara Desert to take a fresh look at the medieval period.

Kathleen Bickford Berzock, the Block Museum's associate director of curatorial affairs, will provide a preview of the exhibition’s themes, its innovative mixing of artworks and archaeological fragments, and the extensive international partnerships that have made it possible.

The Buffett Institute Faculty & Fellows Colloquium brings together an interdisciplinary audience to build awareness of global research on campus. This series promotes dialogue on scholarship and develops a deeper sense of community among Buffett Institute affiliates. Each meeting lasts one hour; lunch is provided. Due to space constraints, we will not admit attendees once the space reaches capacity.