Ep. 18: Behind the scenes of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston with Curator of South Asian and Islamic Art Laura Weinstein
How does one preserve and manage a venerable American institution’s priceless art collection spanning several millennia and vast regions of Asia? Or go from a casual childhood encounter with Bollywood music to a coveted role as curator of one of the largest collections of Indian art in the U.S.?
Join me in this fascinating conversation with Laura Weinstein, as she shares a glimpse of her work as the Ananda Coomaraswamy Curator of South Asian and Islamic Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. If you have any interest in art, this episode is a must-listen!
Hear the full episode below or on iTunes here, and don’t miss images from the collection and the full Shownotes below!
SHOWNOTES FOR EPISODE 18:
Take a virtual trip to the MFA through Google Arts & Culture
A NYT review of “The Sultans of Deccan India: Unearthly Treasures of a Golden Age”, the 2015 exhibition and the related 2008 Symposium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Check out their beautiful catalogues and the lecture videos I loved for a deep dive into this world.
More on Ragamala paintings
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Special thanks to Aman Moroney @ Flying Carpet Productions for audio post-production engineering!