Opening Keynote Speaker: Sanchita Balachandran

Sanchita Balachandran is the Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Near Eastern Studies. She teaches courses related to the identification and analysis of ancient manufacturing techniques of objects, as well as the history, ethics and practice of museum conservation. A recent course (Spring 2015) involved recreating ancient Greek pottery based on examples in the museum’s collection. She completed her graduate work in art history and art conservation at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.