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Call for papers - Art of Power: The 3rd Earl of Bute, Politics and Collecting in Enlightenment Britain

Posted 17 March 2017 in External News and Events

 A 3 day symposium jointly hosted by The Hunterian and Mount Stuart. Inspired by themes explored in the new exhibition, Art of Power: Masterpieces from the Bute Collection, this event seeks to bring together scholars from different backgrounds to discuss the interplay between art, politics, and collecting in Enlightenment Britain.

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Lecture - Rumble Fund Lecture in Classical Art 2017

Posted 19 January 2017 in External News and Events

This lecture, in collaboration with the Institute of Classical Studies and the Department of Classics at King’s College London, will explore the ways in which modern artists may help us not merely to understand, but genuinely to see the beauty of classical form. It takes as a test case the art of Frederic Leighton (a nineteenth-century painter so often treated with condescension as the last of the ‘academic classicists’).

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Call for papers - University of Toronto 2017 Wollesen Memorial Graduate Symposium: ‘The Secret Arts and the Art of Secrets: Exploring the conjunction between art and esotericism’

Posted 19 January 2017 in External News and Events

This interdisciplinary graduate symposium strives to provide a forum for graduate students (MA, PhD) to present their work on the ‘esoteric’ in art. Submissions across disciplines and time periods are welcome, including works related (but not limited) to topics such as: symbolism, hermeticism, the ‘hidden and the revealed’ in art.

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Event - Italy revisited – Nino Costa (1826-1903) and the Etruscan School of Art

Posted 12 January 2017 in External News and Events

The Roman landscape painter Nino Costa was one of the most international Italian painters of his time, establishing a circle of English artists who co-founded the Etruscan School of Art. This seminar explores how transnational exchange between artists shaped the distinctive Etruscan-style views of Italy.

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Event - Concealment & Deception: The Art of the Camoufleurs of Leamington Spa, 1939-1945

Posted 12 January 2017 in External News and Events

During WW2 a team of over 230 ‘camoufleurs’, including some of the leading artists of the era was assembled to help protect civil installations by creating camouflage schemes which concealed the target. This seminar helps tell their story, where in their leisure time they produced paintings showing their camouflage work.

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Call for papers - Breath, Flight and Atmosphere: The Theme of Air in British Culture

Posted 11 January 2017 in External News and Events

Coinciding with the major exhibition, Air: Visualising the Invisible in British Art at the Royal West of England Academy (RWA) and in partnership with Oxford Brookes University, the RWA presents an interdisciplinary one-day symposium.

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Call for papers - West Dean Tapestry Symposium 2017

Posted 22 December 2016 in External News and Events

The West Dean Tapestry Studio invites proposals for 20-minute papers to be presented at its bi-annual symposium.

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Call for papers - Ian Hamilton: Little Fields, Long Horizons

Posted 6 December 2016 in External News and Events

This two-day symposium will explore new critical and interdisciplinary perspectives on the Scottish poet, artist and avant-gardener Ian Hamilton Finlay (1925-2006).

Susan Stewart, Princeton University
Stephen Bann, University of Bristol
Drew Milne, University of Cambridge


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Symposium - A Strange Place Still? Religion in Contemporary Art

Posted 23 November 2016 in External News and Events

Much has changed since critic James Elkins published On the Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary Art (2004). This symposium explores the rich place of the sacred in contemporary visual culture, with the aim of contributing to a vibrant field that has begun meaningfully to address art’s engagement with religion.

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The Future of Art History in Education

Posted 16 November 2016 in AAH News and Events

Friday 25 November, Courtauld Institute of Art, 6 - 7.30pm, FREE 
Prompted by recent events surrounding the History of Art A Level, a panel will discuss the causes, consequences and clamour surrounding the announcement how we got to where we are, what action should be taken to move things forward. More details

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