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University of California. Bay Area Casts

(University of California. Bay Area Casts)

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Category : Art, Archaeology
Civilizations : Greece
Description : Two collections of plaster casts exist in the San Francisco Bay Area. One collection came to the University of California in the period 1902-1904 from museums in Europe by the gift of Phoebe Apperson Hearst. Although there seem to have been more than 300 pieces in that group originally, dozens of pieces can no longer be accounted for. The second group, 27 in number, was given to the City and Country of San Francisco in 1915 by the Greek State; these have now been given to the Classics Department of UCB. Both collections have languished in warehouses for at least 60 years unseen and unseeable to students and the interested public. The casts were, until 2003, filthy and often cracked or broken, in no condition for public viewing. This situation can be contrasted with the situation with the cast collections of, for example, Oxford, Cambridge, Copenhagen, Moscow, Amsterdam, Erlangen, Halle-Wittenberg, Saskatchewan, Atlanta, and Austin, Texas, to name a few (see bibliography). The situation began to change in the Spring of 2003 when 21 casts (7 from the Hearst collection, 21 from the Classics department) were repaired and restored. Since then they have been on display in Room 10 in the basement of the Marchant Building.
Creating year : 1902-1904
Mould Number : 0
Cast Number : 42
University of California. Bay Area Casts
Department of Classics 7233
Dwinelle Hall # 2520
CA 94720 BERKELEY (California)
United State of America - North america
Status : University collection

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