Online Resource | Morgan Library and Museum launch new website and improved access to digitised collection

The Morgan Library and Museum has launched a new website which offers vastly improved access to its digitised collections. The images of the collection are high quality and can be zoomed in to see fine detail. In many cases the backs of objects have also been photographed. Some objects, such as the ancient seals, have been photographed in three dimensions and can be rotated. As well as an important collection of Rembrandt drawings the Morgan also hold a large number of illuminated manuscripts, music manuscripts and rare books. Some aspects of the search are a bit basic (it is easy…

News | New gallery for the State Library of Victoria

A new gallery space will be constructed at the State Library of Victoria, which will include the re-opening of the Russell Street entrance. Full details below or read more here. A partnership between the Victorian State Government and the John and Myriam Wylie Foundation is delivering a funding boost of $13 million to State Library Victoria and is set to reinvigorate an historic Melbourne precinct. The John and Myriam Wylie Foundation has donated $8 million to reopen the Russell Street entrance and to thoroughly transform the eastern end of the Library with the creation of a new world-class exhibition gallery…

CFP | EMAJ 10

Call for papers | EMAJ 10 The editors of EMAJ (www.emajartjournal.com) are seeking articles for their upcoming issue EMAJ 10. This is an open issue and the editors welcome articles on any topic relating to art history and visual culture. Articles will be published in April 2017. EMAJ welcomes monographic articles about specific artists or art collectives as well as thematic or theoretical analyses of art history from any historical period. Established and emerging researchers working within the fields of art history, architectural history, curatorship, aesthetics, visual culture, and museum studies are encouraged to submit. EMAJ is dedicated to providing…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 9th December 2016

Jobs Australia Head of Collections & Exhibition Management, Arts Centre Melbourne – deadline 8th January 2016 Lecturer (Art History and Curating), Monash University – deadline 1st February 2017 Collection System Officer, The National Gallery of Australia – deadline 16th December 2016 Business Manager, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) – deadline 9th January 2016 Communications Manager, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) – deadline 9th January 2016 Principal Curator, History, Industry and Technology, Queensland Museum – deadline 16th January 2017 Senior Collections Manager, Collections Management, Museums & Cultural Engagement, University of Sydney – deadline 13th December 2016 Visual Arts and Design – Curator, Queen Victoria…

Open Weekend | TarraWarra Museum of Art | 10-11 December

TarraWarra Museum of Art annual OPEN WEEKEND Saturday 10 – Sunday 11 December 2016, 11.00pm to 5.00pm    TarraWarra Museum of Art will host its second annual Open Weekend, welcoming visitors with free entry to the Museum and the rare opportunity to picnic in the Museum’s beautiful grounds. The Open Weekend features FREE ENTRY to the TarraWarra Museum of Art summer feature exhibition, The Sculpture of Bronwyn Oliver  and stimulating indoor and outdoor creative activities inspired by this exhibition. Sculpture workshops Saturday 10th 11am to 4pm Patterns in Nature 1 with Kate James and Clare James Healesville-based artists Clare James and Kate James will…

New Book | Saige Walton – Cinema’s Baroque Flesh Film, Phenomenology and the Art of Entanglement

New book by Saige Walton Cinema’s Baroque Flesh Film, Phenomenology and the Art of Entanglement published by Amsterdam University Press. To coincide with the Australian launch of the book, AUP are offering a 20% discount that is valid until 31st December – download the flyer here (pdf) What is the relationship between cinema and the baroque? How might it be figured and felt? Foregrounding the baroque as a vital undercurrent of Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy, Cinema’s Baroque Flesh opens up new avenues of embodied film theory that can make room for formal and experiential structure, signification, intelligence and sight, as well as the…

Lecture | Turn! Turn! Turn! Reconsidering Art as Historiography, Dieter Roelstraete | MPavilion

MUMA Boiler Room Lecture Thursday 15 December 2016, 6.00 – 7.30pm MPavilion, Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne FREE. No bookings required. Website. Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) and The Saturday Paper are pleased to present the lecture, Turn! Turn! Turn! Reconsidering Art as Historiography, by visiting international curator Dieter Roelstraete. In his talk Roelstraete will revisit a series of articles first published online in the spring of 2009 that considered the so-termed ‘historiographic turn’ in art; a powerful trend in contemporary art in the first decade-and-a-half of the 20th century. The best known of these essays was Roelstraete’s “The Way…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 2nd December 2016

Jobs Michael Buxton Curator, University of Melbourne – 15th January 2016 Museum Curator Collections, Yarra Ranges Council – deadline 12th December 2016 Principal Lecturer in Art / Creative Arts, University of Worcester – Institute of Education – deadline 19th December 2016 Funding Residential Awards to study art history, history, archaeology, society and culture of Italy at the British School at Rome (for senior, PhD and ECR scholars) – deadline 17th January (though a few are later so please double check) Goethe-Institut Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Haus der Kunst (1 year fellowship) – deadline 12th December 2016 The David Wilkie Scholarship for the…

Online Resource | Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery Digitised Collection

Thomas William Roberts, Ulverstone Beach, 1931, oil on canvas on composition board. Purchased with funds from the Launceston Museum and Art Gallery Foundation, 2008 (detail).

The Queen Victoria Art Gallery in Launceston has announced that they have digitised 684 paintings and made them available online. The collection strengths are described on their website as Tasmanian Colonial Art (this collection documents the artistic heritage of Tasmania through paintings, works on paper and sculpture), Modern and Contemporary Australian Art (this collection documents the history of Australia’s postcolonial art of aesthetic value through paintings, works on paper, sculpture and multi-media, and, International Art (a small but significant collection of international paintings and works on paper). The online collection is mainly focused on Australian art, with a small number of European paintings. It…

Classics Summer School at the University of Melbourne with Frank Sear and Christopher Gribbin

Held over one intensive week in January, the Classics Summer School will present classes in four different subjects focussing on the great archaeological discoveries of ancient Greece and Rome, the fascinating history of the Roman province of Dalmatia, the domestic life of ancient Greeks and Romans, and finally a practical workshop to develop your argumentation skills in the style of Socrates. Book here: http://arts.unimelb.edu.au/engage/extended-and-community-learning-programs/short-courses-and-melbourne-masterclasses/classics-summer-school Presenters Emeritus Professor Frank Sear and Dr Christopher Gribbin 1. Uncovering the past: Great archaeological discoveries – Presented by Emeritus Professor Frank Sear Many Greek and Roman sites were uncovered by archaeologists, for example Heinrich Schliemann at…