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Kettles Yard Conference | Reassessing Sculpture

November 13, 2018

Conference: Reassessing Sculpture In and Beyond Abstract Expressionism Kettles Yard, Cambridge Conference bringing together researchers to explore the role of sculpture within the New York School. It aims to re-assess the contribution of this medium to scholarship on Abstract Expressionism. Tickets: £10, including lunch Click here to book now. On the occasion of the first […]

International Study Day: Dulwich Picture Gallery, London

December 10, 2018

International Study Day: Ribera’s Art of Violence: New Intersections and Interventions Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road, London SE21 7AD 10 December 2018 This international study day is inspired by the exhibition Ribera: Art of Violence (at Dulwich Picture Gallery until 27 January 2019). Examining Ribera’s art from various interdisciplinary perspectives, the event will bring together established and emerging voices […]

Research & Curation at the V&A: London and Dundee

December 6, 2018

PUBLIC LECTURE Free In this talk Joanna Norman, Director of the V&A Research Institute, will talk about her experience curating exhibitions and permanent galleries at the V&A including, most recently, the Scottish Design Galleries at V&A Dundee. In this keynote she will explore the interdisciplinary nature of museum work, what characterises research in a museum […]

Careers Day

December 6, 2018

Our annual Careers Days are for anyone interested in pursuing a career in the competitive arts, culture and heritage sectors. The day offers an opportunity for people to benefit from the expertise and experience of professionals working in areas such as curating, conservation, arts journalism, and research.

Text Artefact Identity: Horace Walpole and the Queer Eighteenth Century

February 16, 2019

An international conference, 15-16 February 2019, London. This conference will bring together scholars and curators from the disciplines of Literature, Cultural History, Art and Architectural History, and Heritage to investigate LGBTQ perspectives on the ‘long’ eighteenth century. Hosted inside Horace Walpole’s Gothic villa at Strawberry Hill in west London, it will complement a major exhibition […]

Painting Childhood: A study day at Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park

March 29, 2019

Children have long fascinated artists and have been captured in images ranging from formal portraits to humorous genre scenes and intensely personal family sketches. These diverse works will be the subject of two exhibitions at Compton Verney from 16 March – 16 June 2019. Painting Childhood: Hans Holbein to Lucian Freud will present a survey […]

Psychoanalysis and American Art

22 – 23 March, 2019 The Courtauld Institute of Art ‘…I shall avoid the temptation of entering upon a critique of American civilization; I do not wish to give an impression of wanting myself to employ American methods.’ Sigmund Freud, Civlization and its Discontents (1931). ‘…some intellectuals go so far as to relate the demise […]

Art History for Everyone

September 2018 – July 2019, term-time Saturdays. Free Art History EPQ/A level courses at the Wallace Collection and National Gallery for state maintained sector students. The deadline for applications is 10th September however students are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible: From September 2018, students will have the opportunity to study for a taught […]

Association for Art History | New Voices, Art & Conflict

November 9, 2018

New Voices is the Association for Art History’s annual one-day conference for new postgraduate research about art, art history and visual culture. This year also marks 20 years of New Voices for art history.

Surrealism in Britain, 1925–1955

October 6, 2018

Coinciding with the exhibition Lee Miller and Surrealism in Britain at The Hepworth Wakefield (22 June – 07 October 2018) this one-day symposium aims to rethink Surrealism in Britain through an expanded lens. The deliberately broad time-frame allows for exploration of Surrealism’s presence in Britain before its supposed arrival in 1936 and in the postwar […]