Author: Katrina Grant

Public Forum: Aspects of Gustave Moreau

Aspects of Gustave Moreau A Free Public Forum Four expert speakers will address different aspects of Gustave Moreau’s art and work. This free public forum is held in conjunction with a major exhibition of his works, Gustave Moreau and the Eternal Feminine, at the NGV International. Speakers Dr Ted Gott, National Gallery of Victoria Eugene Barilo von Reisberg, University of Melbourne Lucy Ellem, La Trobe University Angela Hesson, The Johnston Collection Introduced and convened by Associate Professor Alison Inglis. Date:  Friday, 8 April 2011 1:30 – 3:30 pm Venue: Elisabeth Murdoch Lecture Theatre, The University of Melbourne, Parkville. This event is free. All Welcome. Enquiries: contact Alison Inglis asi@unimelb.edu.au Abstracts and Speaker Bios Angela Hesson ‘Dominance, Dissonance, and Decoration: Gustave Moreau and the feminine fetish’ This paper will explore Moreau’s artistic interventions into questions of femininity and feminisation, and the influence of these…

Symposium: Scientific perspectives and the landscapes of Eugene von Guérard

Symposium, NGV International Scientific perspectives and the landscapes of Eugene von Guérard To coincide with the major exhibition Eugene von Guérard: Nature Revealed. Reflecting von Guérard’s own engagement with the sciences, this symposium will bring together a range of specialists from different disciplines to discuss von Guérard and the Australian landscape. Specialists in the earth sciences, science historians as well as art historians will present a fascinating array of papers. New material about the artist will also be presented. Registation from 9.15am 10am Reflections of von Guérard, his patrons and the art market, Dr Gerard Vaughan, Director, NGV 10.20am Eugene von Guérard and the future of landscape painting, Ruth Pullin, Guest Curator, NGV 10.50am Science, art and Humboldtian ambitions in mid-19th-century Australia, Rod Home, Professor Emeritus, History and Philosophy of Science, The University of Melbourne 11.20am Morning tea 11.50am Truth…

Art Forums at the Victorian College of the Arts, Southbank

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 Baker will reflect upon the wide range of personal and cultural materials influencing his role as a curator and writer. Alex Baker is Senior Curator, Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Victoria. Formerly Curator of Contemporary Art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and associate curator at the…

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. Scholars from any country may apply. An additional award may be made by the Trustees of The Burlington Magazine Foundation in conjunction with the Francis Haskell Trustees. Applications, including a two-page proposal, a C.V. and a budget, should be sent by email to carolineelam@yahoo.co.uk by 1st June 2011 – please…

Lecture – Ronald Ridley ‘Team Tutankhamun’

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 Melbourne, Parkville campus Public Lecture – All Welcome. Enquiries: Contact Margaret Sullivan at masu@unimelb.edu.au or (03) 8344 7775 website

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 and written English, Spanish, and Italian. To apply, submit Cover letter, resume/CV, two Letters of Recommendation, all academic transcripts including language certificates, and academic writing sample to jyee@guggenheim.org or by postal mail to: Jennifer Yee Education Associate – Adult and Academic Programs Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 Fifth Avenue New…

Call for Papers: Vasari/500

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 of theory at the cost of arts and crafts traditions, Vasari’s work and its legacy have been the subject of debate for centuries. Vasari continues to figure prominently in critical debates throughout the humanities: from the birth of the cult of the individual, and the role of contentious models in…

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 supervising or writing a dissertation that is in progress or was completed during the 2010-2011 school year, please email them with the author’s and supervisor’s names, the dissertation title, and the names of your department as well as institution. The second is a parallel list of research projects in progress.  As with the…

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, regional or national level through extended memory. Applicants will require a PhD in medieval or early modern literary or historical studies or in Australian history or literature, with relevant published research, and demonstrated facility with relevant languages. Salary: $69,010 – $74,076 p.a. plus 17% superannuation. Closing date: April 18th, 2011…

Lecture: Conservation Challenges of Contemporary Art – Jane Norman

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 of conservation. Biography: Jane Norman is an objects conservator, currently in private practice in Washington, D.C. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and a Master of Arts degree in Ethnographic and Archeological Conservation, both from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She worked for many years at the Smithsonian Institution, first in the Anthropology Conservation Laboratory at the National Museum…

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

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, an affiliate of Art Exhibitions Australia. Date: Thursday 24th March, 6pm. Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International (enter North Entrance, via Arts Centre forecourt), NGV International. Cost: Free. Bookings not essential but seats are limited.

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

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 ones. Court culture in Vienna, Madrid, Brussels, Prague, Bratislava and Budapest will be examined and compared in detail – with a double focus, looking for interactions both within the Habsburg network spread across Europe and with local traditions. All topics of exchange should be worked out with the help of visual media as…

Call for Participation: CAA conference 2012, Los Angeles

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: please follow the instructions in the booklet to submit a proposal for a paper. This publication also includes a call for Poster Session proposals and describes the eleven Open Forms sessions. The deadline for proposals of papers and presentations for the Los Angeles conference is Monday, May 2, 2011. In…

Talk: Arlo Mountford in Conversation

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 floor, Glenn College, Bundoora Campus (nearest car parking in Carpark 6 or 7). This is a FREE event For more information contact: Anita La Pietra Public Programs and Education Officer LUMA | La Trobe University Museum of Art T +61 3 9479 2111 E A.LaPietra@latrobe.edu.au www.latrobe.edu.au/luma

Lecture – Paul Jett ‘Scientific Research on Ancient Chinese Gold and Silver’

Scientific Research on Ancient Chinese Gold and Silver Paul Jett, Head, Department of Conservation and Scientific Research, Freer Gallery of Art/Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C Scientific analysis combined with archaeological discoveries in China have greatly expanded the body of knowledge about gold and silver in early China.  This presentation will discuss three particular studies of gold and silver artifacts from China, focusing on silver from the Tang and Liao dynasties (7th to 12th centuries AD), and gold dating to the 5th to 3rd centuries BC. Biography – As the Head of Conservation and Scientific Research at the Freer Gallery/ Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of Art at the Smithsonian Institution, Paul Jett is an internationally renowned scholar and practitioner in the field of conservation of Asian sculpture and metal artifacts. He has built important collaborations with Asia Institutes, has published regularly with a focus on technical studies of metalwork and sculpture and organized the biennial Forbes Symposium at the Freer Gallery of Art since 2001. Paul Jett is…