GARY VIKAN was Director of the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore from 1994 to 2013. Vikan stepped down from the Walters directorship to write, lecture, and teach; to provide consulting services as Vikan Consulting LLC to cultural non-profits, collectors, and dealers; and to pursue projects at the intersection of the arts and sciences. In 2014, he co-organized an exhibition on “Beauty and the Brain” at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and he was co-chair of a convening at the Salzburg Global Seminar in February 2015, devoted to neuroscience and creativity. Vikan’s recent books include “From the Holy Land to Graceland” (2012); “UNRAVELED: When, Where, and How the Shroud of Turin was Made by Human Hands” (forthcoming), and his memoirs, “SACRED and STOLEN: Confessions of a Museum Director” (forthcoming in 2016; SelecBooks). Vikan lectures extensively on topics as varied as Byzantine art, looted art and cultural property policy, neuroaesthetics, and art forgeries.