Exploring the Dead Sea Scrolls with Pnina Shor [Cancelled]VIEW EVENT DETAILS
05:00pm Networking Drinks
05:30pm Opening Remarks
05:35pm Presentation. Q&A from audience welcome during the presentation
06:35pm Closing Remarks
06:40pm Networking Drinks
ASHK Members: HKD100
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Asia Society Hong Kong Center is proud to offer a presentation by Ms. Pnina Shor, a retired archaeologist from the Israel Antiquities Authority and a world-renowned expert in the Dead Sea Scrolls. In conversation with Asia Society Chairman Mr. Ronnie C. Chan, Ms. Shor will provide a comprehensive overview of the Dead Sea Scrolls, including their significance, preservation, accessibility, and the science involved in their conservation and research.
Pnina Shor retired from the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) in September 2020 after 43 years of a manifold archaeological career. In May 2010 Pnina established and became head of an IAA unit dedicated solely to the Dead Sea Scrolls (DSS) – their curatorship, conservation, exhibition, and first and foremost their digitization. For the preceding 15 years, Pnina was head of the Department for the Treatment and Conservation of Artifacts at the IAA. Among her responsibilities were the conservation laboratories of pottery, glass, stone, organic materials, and metal artifacts, and the unique conservation laboratory dedicated to the conservation, preservation, and exhibition of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Pnina worked for the IAA throughout her archaeological career - beginning as a field archaeologist, continuing with the scientific aspects of the processing of material towards its scientific publication, and being involved in the publication and curation of the artifacts. When appointed head of the Conservation Department of Artifacts, Pnina also partook in an ICCROM course about the scientific principles of archaeological conservation and preservation.
In 2020, Pnina was awarded an Honorary Ph.D. from Göttingen University, Germany for her exceptional achievements in preserving the DSS for future generations and providing their accessibility to the scholarly community all over the world as well as to the public worldwide.
Ronnie C. Chan (Moderator) is the Chair of Hang Lung Group Limited and its subsidiary Hang Lung Properties Limited, both publicly listed in Hong Kong. Hang Lung expanded into mainland China in 1992, developing, owning and managing world-class commercial complexes in key tier one and tier two cities. Mr. Chan co-founded Morningside, a diversified investment group engaged in private equity and venture capital investments in North America, Asia, and Europe. Mr. Chan is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Chair Emeritus of the Asia Society and Chairman of its Hong Kong Center, and Co-Founder and Chairman of the Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society.
The views and opinions expressed are those of the speakers and participants and, unless expressly stated to the contrary, do not reflect the opinion, position or official policy of Asia Society Hong Kong, its members, or its committees. Asia Society Hong Kong does not endorse or approve and assumes no responsibility for the content of the information presented.
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