Monthly Archives: March 2011

Art Forums at the Victorian College of the Arts, Southbank

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Art Forums at the Victorian College of the Arts, Southbank The Victorian College of the Arts, Southbank is holding weekly Art Forums with speakers including artists, writers and curators. See the program of speakers below. All talks are free admission and open to the public. Venue: Art Auditorium, School of Art, Gate 4, Dodds Street, Southbank Further enquiries: 03 9685 9400 or email Scott Miles Free admission and all welcome Website – http://vca.unimelb.edu.au/events/category/Public%20Talks March 31st, 2011 12:30-1:30pm – Alex Baker ‘THINGS THAT I LIKE THAT MAKE ME WHO I AM’ Alex…

Funding: Francis Haskell Memorial Fund 2011 Scholarships

Francis Haskell Memorial Fund 2011 Scholarships The Burlington Magazine Foundation Deadline: 1st June 2011. Scholarships Grants of up to £2000 will be awarded from the Francis Haskell Memorial Fund this year to enable scholars to spend time in libraries or archives carrying out advanced research in the history of western art. Preference may be given to candidates in the early stages of their careers; to subjects related to the commissioning, collecting or interpretation of works of art made before 1914; and to research carried out outside the applicant’s country of residence.…

Lecture – Ronald Ridley ‘Team Tutankhamun’

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Marion Adams Memorial Lecture Team Tutankhamun Professor Emeritus Ronald Ridley, Melbourne University Everyone knows the story of the discovery of the famous boy pharaoh’s tomb in 1922. A much more difficult matter for the historian of archaeology  is understanding the many people who made the discovery and then  revealed and preserved the tomb’s contents. This lecture will focus on Lord Carnarvon, Howard Carter and Harry Burton, while celebrating also the other members of the team. Date: 6:30pm, Tuesday 19th April 2011 Venue: Public Lecture Theatre, Old Arts Building, The University of…

Funding: Hilla Rebay International Fellowship in New York, Bilbao and Venice

Hilla Rebay International Fellowship This multi-site ten-month fellowship offers an opportunity for a graduate student (doctoral candidates preferred) to train in the Curatorial Departments at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain; and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice. The fellow will spend a minimum of three months at each site from September – July. Each fellow receives funding of $30,000 (subject to taxes) from the Hilla Rebay Foundation. MA/MPhil (doctoral candidates preferred) in Art History or related academic fields. Candidates must have fluency in spoken…

Call for Papers: Vasari/500

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VASARI/500: Envisioning New Directions in Vasari Studies History of Art and Architecture Department, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 28-29 October 2011 Deadline:  15 May 2011 Courtier, architect and impresario of Duke Coismo de’Medici’s most famous commissions, founder of the first state-sponsored academy for the arts, and author of the first extended discussion of contemporary artists – no individual had had a greater impact on early modern art and its historiography than Giorgio Vasari. Nor has any figure been more controversial: criticized by turns for his regional biases and high regard…

Call for Contributions: Research Projects and Dissertations on Early Modern Architecture

Call for Contributions Research Projects and Dissertations on Early Modern Architecture The Early Modern Architecture website is calling for contributions to two lists of work-in-progress on Early Modern architecture that they are compiling. The first is an international list of Ph.D. dissertations from any discipline that address aspects of the architecture (design, theory, and practice) of Europe and its colonies, 1400-1800.  As soon as they have assembled a number of dissertations, they will post an initial list on their site. This list will continue to be updated. If you are…

Funding: ARC Postdoctoral Fellowships, Centre for History of Emotions

ARC Postdoctoral Fellowships, Centre for History of Emotions The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Faculty of Arts, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies The successful candidate will contribute to a project in the ‘Change’ program of the Centre, under the leadership of Professor Charles Zika, exploring the emotions created in response to sacred space in late medieval and early modern Europe. Particular attention will be paid to the rituals, performances and objects which turned these sites into places of direct collective and personal emotional experience, and also elicited indirect emotion on a local,…

Lecture: Conservation Challenges of Contemporary Art – Jane Norman

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Melbourne University, Faculty of Arts Public Lecture: Conservation Challenges of Contemporary Art Ms Jane Norman Museums develop standards for protecting works of art under their care and this process, while constantly evolving, is tested most vigorously with the acquisition, installation and collections care of contemporary art. The ephemeral nature of many works, the involvement of living artists, and the questions raised when preserving the integrity of conceptual artwork with replacement components: these are some of the issues facing conservators working to protect and conserve contemporary art. The talk will highlight several examples from American collections where collaboration, compromise and tradition-based conservation training helped find solutions to new challenges in the field…

NGV Lecture: The history of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection and presentation of modern art, from 1870 to the present

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NGV Programs presents: The history of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection and presentation of modern art, from 1870 to the present Gary Tinterow, Engelhard Chairman, Nineteenth Century, Modern and Contemporary Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Join us for an evening lecture on twentieth century art by the 2011 Australian International Cultural Foundation Visiting Scholar and discover how The Met’s collecting practices aided in the creation of other New York institutions such as MoMA and the Whitney. This lecture is generously supported by the Australian International Cultural Foundation,…

CFP: The Hapsburgs and their Courts in Europe 1400-1700

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Call for Papers The Habsburgs and their Courts in Europe, 1400–1700: Between Cosmopolitism and Regionalism 7–10 December 2011, Vienna, Austria Organized by Austrian Academy of Sciences – Co-organized by Slovak Academy of Sciences A variety of visual and written sources demonstrate that the members of the House of Habsburg devoted special attention to creating a ‘dynastic identity’ (e.g. “Fürstenspiegel”, panegyric and emblematic literature). The aim of this conference is to trace a Habsburg dynastic ‘idiom’ in the sphere of archducal/kingly/imperial representation, particularly at the residence courts, and to consider its supranational features in contrast to regional…

Call for Participation: CAA conference 2012, Los Angeles

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CAA Conference, 2012, Los Angeles Propose a Paper or Presentation for the 2012 CAA Annual Conference The 100th Annual Conference in Los Angeles—which concludes CAA’s Centennial year—takes place February 22–25, 2012. Listing more than one hundred sessions, the 2012 Call for Participation will arrive in the mailboxes of all individual and institutional members in March; you can also download a PDF of the twenty-four-page document from the CAA website immediately. The 2012 Call for Participation describes many of next year’s panels and presentations. CAA and session chairs invite your participation:…

Call for Papers: Sixth International Conference on the Arts in Society

Call for Papers Sixth International Conference on the Arts in Society 9-11 May 2011, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Berlin, Germany http://www.Arts-Conference.com/ Deadline: 22 March 2011 The International Conference on the Arts in Society and the International Journal of the Arts in Society provide a scholarly platform for discussions of the arts and art practices, enabling an interdisciplinary conversation on the role of the arts in society. They are intended as a place for critical engagement, examination and experimentation of ideas that connect the arts to their contexts in…

EVCS: Carl Villis ‘Giambattista Tiepolo, Francesco Algarotti and The Finding of Moses’

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The European Visual Culture Seminar presents: Carl Villis, Conservator of Paintings before 1800, National Gallery of Victoria Giambattista Tiepolo, Francesco Algarotti and The Finding of Moses in the National Gallery of Victoria Between 1958 and 2008, the NGV’s large eighteenth-century Venetian canvas The Finding of Moses carried an attribution to Sebastiano Ricci. In 2009 this was changed to Giambattista Tiepolo after an extended technical examination and a major conservation treatment. This talk will trace the long history of the ‘new’ Tiepolo attribution, and will introduce the theory that the work…

Call for Sessions 39th Annual AAH Conference, Open University (UK)

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Call for Sessions 39th Annual Association Art Historians Conference, 29-31 March, Open University, Milton Keynes UK Keynote Speakers: Lord Puttnam CBE, Chancellor of The Open University Penelope Curtis, Director of Tate Britain Call for Sessions The Open University 2012 invites session submissions for the 38th AAH Annual Conference. In line with the founding mission of The Open University – “to be open to people, places, methods and ideas” – the 2012 Annual Conference looks forward to welcoming all those interested in the History of Art. To complement the sessions, plenaries…

Talk: Arlo Mountford in Conversation

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Arlo Mountford in Conversation at LUMA LUMA Curator Ryan Johnston talks to Arlo Mountford about the elaborate processes via which he makes his digital films, as well as the art historical ideas and pop cultural inspirations behind them. This is a fun way to view the exhibition if you have not already done so, or to revisit the show to broaden your knowledge of the work, while enjoying some light refreshments. Date: Monday 28 March 2011, from 1:15 – 2:15pm. Venue: LUMA | La Trobe University Museum of Art, Ground…