Saturday University Lecture Series
The popular Saturday University Lecture Series brings in national, local, and international speakers to delve into a unique theme for each series. Every year we host a winter/spring and a fall series, in partnership with the University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies. Our mornings begin with coffee and book browsing (thanks to the Elliott Bay Book Company), and conclude with an audience discussion with the speaker.
I spend all week thinking about last Saturday’s lecture, and looking forward to the next one.
Auditorium seating is primarily through advance series subscriptions with limited individual lecture tickets sold at the door. Other interested visitors can join the on-site simulcast viewing at no charge.
2016 SATURDAY UNIVERSITY SERIES
Sites of Meaning: Caring for Asia's Cultural Heritage
Beginning January 2016
The winter 2016 series investigates current conservation work at important architectural, art, and historical sites in Asia, and how these projects include new technologies, sustainability, and community development.
Preserving exceptional architectural, historic and art sites of the past is ever more complex, with pressures from rapid urban development, environmental considerations, and more.
Using new approaches, many projects are planned with extensive community involvement and sustainability in mind. Conservation techniques are making significant advances—while digitizing entire sites can help protect them from over-crowding.
Leaders in site conservation and cultural heritage preservation discuss projects in Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan, China and more.
Saturday University is presented in partnership with the University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies and the Elliott Bay Book Company.