Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Brazil Initiative

Sergio Burgi -Opening Lecture and Reception to Inaugurate "Rio: A Visual Dialogue over One Hundred and Fifty Years"

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street.

Reception to follow.

Curator Sergio Burgio will give a lecture to inaugurate Art at Watson's exhibit in collaboration with the Instituto Moreira Salles entitled "Rio: A Visual Dialogue Over Hundred and Fifty Years." Sergio Burgi graduated in Social Sciences (USP-1981), and with a Masters in Fine Arts in Photography and Photographic Associate in Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He was the coordinator of the Center for Conservation and Preservation of FUNARTE’s Photographic archives between 1984 and 1991 and has been a Photographic Preservation Group member of the International Council Conservation Committee Museums (ICOM) since 1999. He currently coordinates the Photography area of the Instituto Moreira Salles, the main institution focused on the custody and preservation of photographic collections in Brazil.