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Dr Erhan Tamur featured on the latest episode of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's podcast Immaterial.

Posted on 10 June 2024

This podcast examines materials used in art and what they can reveal about history, humanity, and the world at large

The theme of the latest episode is “Stone: Making and Breaking Legacies." Here are further details from the podcast website.

Throughout art museums around the world, you will find ancient stone statues of people. These objects were made to survive decay and destruction, to remain intact and whole. But from the moment that stone is extracted from the earth, it is bound to become a more fragmented version of itself—chiseled, chipped, and sometimes shattered over time. In this episode, we examine the many ways that stone breaks. How can a statue’s cracks and cavities tell a more complex story of our humanity?