Ways of Seeing 2013
British Museum, London
Saturday 23 November 2013
Ways of Seeing 2013
10am - 4pm, Saturday 23 November 2013
The Body on Show
Designed for both students and teachers of AS/A2 history of art, and organised by the AAH Schools Group, this year’s conference includes lectures and discussions on ways of viewing and thinking about the body
About this Event
Ways of Seeing is a one-day conference, which, this year, will take place at the British Museum in London. A series or talks and a keynote lecture will take place in a large lecture theatre. There will be breaks for refreshements (provided) and lunch (only provided for teachers).
Morning Sessions will include: Nigel Spivey (University of Cambridge), talking about 'The Classical Body', Neil Cox (Edinburgh College of Art), on 'The Abstract Body: A Fantasy of Modern Art' and Elizabeth Galvin (Curator at British Museum) talking about 'Understanding the Body in African Art'. Sessions will be followed by a Keynote lecture in the afternoon. As always, there will be student presentations and an introduction to art history at university level.
Griselda Pollock, speaking on 'Art's Bodies: Difference and Catastrophe'.
- For the full programme, click here
Information for Attendees
On arrival please use the main entrance of The British Museum and you will be directed to registration desk in the East Foyer or the Clore Education Centre. Registration starts at 9.30 so please do not arrive before then. Names and numbers will be ticked off a list – there are no actual tickets. We have over 300 people to register and seat in the Lecture Theatre so it’s important that you arrive promptly and find your seats quickly. The conference will start at 10am. There will be a refreshment break at 11.20. During lunch students are encouraged to bring their own food, or use the café facilities in the museum. Teachers will have lunch provided as part of a plenary session with speakers which will take place in the Sackler Room between 1.40-2.20pm. The conference will finish at 4pm.
Ticket Prices: FULLY BOOKED
(All tickets include mid morning refreshments. Teacher tickets include lunch.) This event is now fully booked (as of 1 October). Please email with any booking enquiries.
Booking deadline: FULLY BOOKED (as of 1 October). All tickets must be pre-booked online in advance, and places are limited, as usual. Entrance to paid exhibitions is not included in the conference ticket.
2012 - Ways of Seeing (programme)
2011 - 'Sculpture' Full programme (PDF)
2010 - Ways of Seeing (programme PDF)
2009 - 'Gender, Nationality and Ethnicity' (programme)
2008 - Ways of Seeing information, programme