Professor Keith Wilson helps relocate casts of the Parthenon at the Graduate Centre at City University of New York

Photograph of Parthenon casts at GC CUNY - photograph by Alex Irklievski

[Photograph by Alex Irklievski]

SHU Professor of Sculpture Keith Wilson as Director of Humanities at the Graduate Centre at City University of New York (CUNY) has recently been involved with the relocation of iconic casts of friezes, metopes and pediments of the Parthenon as part of a refurbishment of the Graduate Centre, preserving of a key piece of history and offering access to artworks to be appreciated by all.

‘I am delighted that these important works are returning to an arena dedicated to scholarship. For years, they have been foundational objects for study, encouraging close attention to the material artifacts of another culture and another time. We at the GC are carrying on a vital tradition.’
Professor Keith Wilson

Find out more about the story here, including an interview with Keith. You can also see a time-lapse video of the casts being put in place here.

Keith Wilson is a Professor of Sculpture and researcher at the Art and Design Research Centre (ADRC) at Sheffield Hallam University.