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What Can Heritage Science Do For You?


The British Library Price: £85 Worshop leaders: Dr Lora Angelova and Dr Paola Ricciardi Jointly organised by the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) and the National Heritage Science Forum (NHSF), this one-day workshop will discuss the benefits of heritage science research in the context of collections-based research and outreach activities. Participants will learn about a […]

Text Artefact Identity: Horace Walpole and the Queer Eighteenth Century


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


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


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


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 […]