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September 6, 2018

The Association for Art History will host a consultation forum on REF 2021 on 6 September from 9:30 to 11:30 in the Council Room at King’s College London’s Strand Campus. The forum will be led by Anne Boddington, Pro-Vice Chancellor at Kingston University and Chair of the subpanel on Art and Design, History, Practice and […]

New Dialogues in Art History Conference at The Warburg Institute

September 26, 2018

Wednesday September 26th 2018 This conference at the Warburg Institute brings together current and recent doctoral students to present papers on key themes of Early Modern and Renaissance scholarship.  Making and Materiality – Ang Li (University of Oxford): ‘The Revival of Gold Ground in Late Fifteenth-Century Italian Paintings.’ – Benedetta Pacini (University of Warwick/ The […]


March 22, 2019

ATE Normandie / ENSA Normandie, 21-22 March 2019, Rouen, France The purpose of the colloquium is to examine the career paths and professional practices, as well as the production of three French architects from the same generation who seem to share a common vision of modernity. It also addresses the question of traces, the appropriation […]

The Museums Association Conference & Exhibition 2018

November 8, 2018

The Museums Association Conference & Exhibition is the largest event of its kind in Europe for museums and heritage professionals. Over 1,500 senior staff discuss the latest issues, discover new practice and meet the world’s leading suppliers and consultants. The theme of Belfast 2018 is Dissent: Inspiring Hope, Embracing Change – having the courage to […]

Migrants: art, artists, materials and ideas crossing borders

Conference 15-16 November 2018, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, UK Tickets are now available for the Hamilton Kerr Institute’s two-day conference on Migrants: art, artists, materials and ideas crossing borders The Hamilton Kerr Institute’s upcoming two-day conference will reflect on the role of migration as embodied in works of art, material culture and their conservation.   The […]

Art Out Loud at Chatsworth

September 21, 2018

The only UK weekend festival of public talks about art. Hosted at Chatsworth House, this year’s speakers include Linder Sterling, Idris Khan, and 2017 Turner Prize winner Lubaina Himid. As Chatsworth House celebrates the completion of its biggest restoration and conservation project in 200 years, architecture and design feature in many of this year’s talks. […]

“Visual Pedagogies” 5th Biannual Conference of the International Association for Visual Culture

September 13, 2018

The International Association for Visual Culture is pleased to announce its fifth biannual conference, titled “Visual Pedagogies”. The event takes place September 13-15, 2018 and is hosted by the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London.   With over forty contributors from countries across five continents, the conference will also include keynotes by Griselda Pollock (University of Leeds), Jill Casid (University of Wisconsin – Madison), Inés Dussel (Cinvestav), and Petár Jandríc (Zagreb University of Applied […]

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 […]