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Ostiafest II

April 26 – April 27, 2023 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Online and Memorial Hall

This event brings together scientists, archeologists, art historians, conservators, and Pratt students and faculty working to study the wall paintings at Ostia Antica to gain insight into the materials used to make them and their evolution with time. In addition, a section dedicated to modern art materials juxtaposing the ancient art studies will be presented by cultural heritage scientists, art historians, and architects from Pratt, MoMA, the Metropolitan Museum, and the Italian Embassy DC. Contrasting the study of Ancient Roman sites and materials, Ostia Fest II will end with a presentation of the Nunalleq Yup’ik archeological site and its community-based collaboration with the village of Quinhagak, Alaska. The research at Ostia Antica is a collaborative effort between Pratt, the University of Louvain, The Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, and the University of Aachen. The event is co-sponsored by Pratt’s Math and Science Department and the Senate Academic Initiative Fund.