Event: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Open House

Date & Time

May 13, 2017 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm

Contact Information

Sonali Gupta-Agarwal


Cotsen Institute of Archaeology

Event Type

Cotsen Public Lecture,

Event Type

Other Event

Event Details


Archaeology is a collaborative field and archaeological teams always consist of specialists from many disciplines. This interconnectedness is an integral part of a holistic understanding of our past. Join us for an open house that illuminates the relationship between UCLA’s museum collections and archaeological research, beginning with a 12pm gallery talk with Sonali Gupta-Agarwal. The archaeological labs will be open to the public, giving visitors the chance to explore how archaeologists work together on many different levels to contribute to our appreciation of cultural heritage through interdisciplinary, cutting edge research. For information call 310-209-8934. No reservation required.

Culture Fix: Sonali Gupta-agarwal on Enduring Splendor

This gallery talk with Sonali Gupta-Agarwal, Director of Public Programs at the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, and Lecturer in the UCLA Anthropology department, traces how ornaments are a living part of rural and urban societies in India, where ideas of wealth, tradition, identity, religion and belonging in a society rooted with caste and class divisions are better understood visually in a beautiful but charged language of personal adornment.