Museum Home Past Exhibitions Reconstructing Identity: A Statue of a God from Dresden

November 18, 2009–February 8, 2010 at the Getty Villa


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Focus Tour: Conservation
Get an insider's perspective on the restoration and preservation of ancient objects in the Museum's collection. Antiquities conservation staff lead 30-minute tours on a variety of topics from the treatment of various media such as ceramic, stone, and painting, to protecting works from earthquake damage. Free with your advance, timed ticket to the Getty Villa. Sign up at the Tour Meeting Place outside the Museum Entrance 15 minutes before the tour.

Friday, November 20, 3:00 p.m.
Monday, December 7, 3:00 p.m.
Monday, December 21, 3:00 p.m.
Getty Villa, Museum galleries

GettyGuide™ Audio Player

Hear just a few of the surprising stories about this sculpture, which over thousands of years has changed identity three times and has traveled among multiple continents. Curators and conservators discuss the teamwork necessary to uncover its real identity and to decipher the clues hidden inside the figure during earlier restorations. Pick up an audio player for $5 on the first floor of the Museum.

Statue of a God Restored as Alexander the Great / after Schubert