Stephen K. Scher Lecture
Dr. Ulrich Pfisterer will present “Chardin’s Apes: Numismatics and the Science of Observation," as the 2016 Stephen K. Scher Lecture on Thursday, October 6, at 6:00 PM. Dr. Pfisterer serves as Chair of General Art History at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Institut für Kunstgeschichte Zentnerstr.
The lecture will be held in the Lecture Hall at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, 1 East 78th Street, New York City. A reception will follow. You must RSVP for this event online or contact the Membership Department at 212-571-4470 ext. 117.
The Stephen K. Scher Lecture on the Art and History of the Medal fund was established in 1996 by Dr. Scher. The first lecture was held in 1997 on “Coming Full Circle: A Century of American Women in Medallic Art,” and was presented by Robin Salmon, Vice President and Curator of Sculpture, Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina. Many notable curators, conservators, and professors have presented since, including in 2009, when Denise Allen, then Curator at The Frick Collection, spoke on “Ancient Coins and the Sculpture of Andrea Riccio.”
Stephen K. Scher is a renowned scholar who has lectured and published extensively on medieval and Renaissance art. His own collecting activities have focused on Renaissance portrait medals, of which he has possibly the largest and finest collection in the world.
Dr. Pfisterer studied art history, classical archeology, and philosophy at the Universities of Freiburg and Munich, did his dissertation at the Bibliotheca Hertziana (Max Planck Institute) in Rome, and in 1997, received a doctorate from the University of Göttingen with a thesis on "Donatello and the Discovery of Styles, from 1430 to 1445.” He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence from 1999-2002 and has held teaching positions at the University of Göttingen and the University of Hamburg. Since 2006, Dr. Pfisterer has been a Professor of Italian art history; and in 2008 he became Chair of Art History at the Institute of Art History at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, with a special emphasis on Italian art.
Mark M. Salton Memorial Lecture
“Roman Coins, Money and Elizabethan Society: an Unknown Work by Sir Thomas Smith,” will be the topic of the 2016 Mark M. Salton Memorial Lecture by Dr. Andrew M. Burnett, former Director at The British Museum and ANS Trustee. The lecture will take place at the ANS headquarters in New York City on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm. A reception will begin at 5:30 pm. Reservations are required – RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-571-4470 ext. 117.
Mark M. Salton, who passed away on the last day of 2005, was a long-time friend of the ANS. He served as a Chairman of the ANS’s Huntington Medals award committee until shortly before his death. He was also an important member of the Saltus award committee.
Dr. Andrew Burnett, ANS Life member and Foreign Associate, joined in 1982 and currently serves on the Board of Trustees. He was Deputy Director of the British Museum from 2002 to 2013, having begun his career at the Museum in 1974 in the Coins and Medals department as Research Assistant. He studied Ancient History and Philosophy at Balliol College, Oxford; received his MA from Oxford in 1979, and PhD from the University of London. Among his many distinctions are: the RIBA Crown Estate Award (best UK conservation project) in 2004 for the Enlightenment Gallery at the British Museum, election as a Fellow of the British Academy in 2003, the award of the Silver Medal of the Royal Numismatic Society, the Jeton de Vermeil of the French Numismatic Society, and the Huntington Medal of the American Numismatic Society. He was appointed a CBE by the Queen in the New Year’s Honours of 2012, and an Honorary Professor of University College London in 2013. He is the President of the Royal Numismatic Society, and was President of the Roman Society (2008-2012) and of the International Numismatic Commission (1997-2003).