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Opportunities October 12th 2012 | Calls for Papers, Funding and Jobs

Opportunities October 12th Jobs Collection Curator/ Registrar – Shepparton Art Museum – deadline October 15th University Southern California Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholars in the Humanities (includes art history) – deadline November 15th, 2012 Junior Research Fellowships 2013, University of Oxford -Christ Church, Merton College, And St John’s College Oxford (includes art history) – deadline 30th November 2012. Postdoctoral fellowship on project ‘Roma communis patria: the National Churches in Rome from the Middle Ages to the Modern Era Rome, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte, January 1 – December 31, 2013 – Deadline November 15, 2012. Funding Winterthur Research Fellowships (for study at Winterthur Museum and Library, Delaware) – deadline January 15th 2013   Calls for Papers “Painting“ in the 1960s and 1970s (Frankfurt/M, 14-15 Jun 13) – deadline November 15th 2012 Use / Reuse / Refuse: Art in Transition (June 16-17, 2013, Tel Aviv University, Art…

Opportunities | October 8th 2012

Jobs Lecturer in Art History (New Media and Curatorial Studies), UQ and Coordinator, Academic Relations, UQ Art Museum – deadline 22nd October 2012. Lecturer in Video, Sound and Image, COFA, UNSW – deadline 12th October 2012. Postgraduate Coordinator – National Art School, Sydney – deadline October 15th 2012. Professor of Cultural Practice, University of Canberra – deadline October 25th 2012. Lecturer in Painting, University of Wollongong – deadline 21st October 2012 Assistant Professor of Classical Art and/or Architecture, Harvard University – Department of History of Art and Architecture – deadline November 1st 2012 Project Curator: Vikings, The British Museum – deadline Wednesday 17th October 2012 Fellowships and Scholarships Fellowships at the Newberry Library, Chicago (for work on the Newberry’s collections) – deadline 1 December 2012 The Ursula Hoff Art History scholarship (only for students enrolled at the University of Melbourne) – deadline…

Opportunities | Calls for Papers, Jobs, Funding | September 28th, 2012

Jobs The newly established Yale-NUS College (www.yale-nus.edu.sg) in Singapore announces the following two faculty positions in art history: one in Asian art, one in the art history of another part of the world. Both positions are open rank, although only one may be senior. Download more info Yale Singapore Art History Jobs (word doc) or visit the website. Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Contemporary Art History, University of California Santa Barbara -History of Art & Architecture – deadline November 9th 2012. Curator of Maritime History, National Maritime Museum, UK – deadline 7th October 2012. Associate Professor and Director Curatorial Practice (Part-time), Monash University – deadline 7th October 2012. Other Opportunities International Scholarship Programme at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – deadline 30th September 2012. Calls for Papers Fabrications: The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia & New Zealand – Volume 23 number 1…

Opportunities | Calls for Papers, Jobs and Funding

Opportunities | September 21st, 2012 These links used to go out as part of the News and Writing links posts, but I have decided to do a separate post as the the news and links posts have been getting longer and longer. This will hopefully make them more manageable and allow me to post the things with deadlines more promptly! I will aim to send them every Friday morning (and the News posts on Saturdays). I also usually post them on twitter as soon as I receive them, so follow me there if you would like to receive them earlier. Also I welcome contributions so if you have a job, scholarship, conference CFP or other opportunity you would like to advertise please send it through. Each post is sent to a mailing list of 700 people working in the arts…

News and Writing on Art and Art History | 18th August

News and Writing on Art and Art History | 18th August Katrina Grant News A fascinating overview of the Czartoryski Raphael on the Three Pipe Problem, this painting is one of the famous looted paintings of World War II and remains lost: possibly destroyed, possibly in a bank vault somewhere. The provenance is mysterious and it is hard to be certain of whether it is even by Raphael himself. The state of the humanities, including art history, was a topic of discussion on Radio National’s Books and Arts Daily program, guests included Melbourne University’s ANthony White, Monash University’s Raelene Francis and Queensland University’s Paul Makeham. More to listen to here with NPR’s interview with art forger Ken Perenyi – ‘An Art Forger Tells All’ Ann Stephen has written a conference report on this year’s AAANZ conference, held in Sydney in July. The reflections on Robert Hughes continue – Simon Schama writes in…

News and Writing on Art and Art History | August 11

Recent News and Writing on Art and Art History Katrina Grant News The big news from the past week was that art critic and historian Robert Hughes had died. There have been many tributes to him, from the obituaries in the New York Times, The Age and the Guardian has collected together excerpts from his writing on art over the years, to shorter and more personal tributes from art historians such as David Packwood, Bendor Grosvenor and several Australian-based art academics in The Conversation. Many friends from both inside and outside the world of art history have commented to me that it was Hughes’ writings and documentaries that really introduced them to art and to really thinking and questioning art. One only has to watch one of mine, and many others, favourite clips from his New Shock of the New to remember…

News and Writing on Art and Art History July 28, 2012

News and Writing on Art and Art History July 28 Katrina Grant News I know I already posted a link to Joanna Mendelssohn’s excellent article in The Conversation Save art history: why La Trobe needs to support cultural life in Australia, but I felt it deserved a second posting. Don’t forget to leave your comment in support and don’t forget the La Trobe petition. If you haven’t signed it, do so this weekend! ‘Art fairs are becoming increasingly important aspects of the international art scene… It’s part of an international trend towards an increasingly globalised art market that takes in collectors, dealers and galleries from Asia and the Middle East, as well as the traditional metropoles of contemporary high art in New York, Los Angeles and London.’ Ben Eltham’s article in Crikey on the Melbourne Art Fair, which is about to open in…

News and Writing on Art and Art History | July 9

News and Writing on Art and Art History | July 9 Katrina Grant The art news buzzing around the internet late last week was that two Italian art historians had announced that they had identified ‘100 new Caravaggio’s’ in the form of drawings (there are some images on the La Repubblica site). The claim has been met with scepticism, with scholars such as Keith Christiansen, who described it as ‘sensationalism’, and John T. Spike both suggesting the drawings are more likely to simply be ‘studio of Peterzano’, or similar. Spike has also pointed out that many of the drawings are in more technically adept that some of Caravaggio’s early paintings (which would post-date the drawings). The curators at Milan’s Castello Sforzesco, where the collection is held, also claim that the scholars in question never visited the gallery and haven’t actually viewed the drawings in…

News and Writing on Art and Art History | June 8th

News and Writing on Art and Art History | June 8th  News The Art Newspaper on what having a left wing government in France could mean for the arts and culture sector. The Museum of Modern Art in Sydney has clocked up an impressive quarter of a million visitors since it reopened in March this year. How do galleries and museums deal with radioactive objects? This includes not only early scientific instruments but also a range of twentieth-century dinnerware that was given its distinctive red and orange colours by adding uranium oxide (maybe think twice about eating off your vintage plates!) A useful online gallery of all the works to be included in the upcoming Raphael exhibition to be held at the Prado from June 12th this year. An important Papunya Tula painting that has been missing for the past 10…

News and Writing about Art and Art History | June 4th

News and Writing about Art and Art History | June 4th Links compiled by Katrina Grant News Sotheby’s in New York is selling a fragment of a painting suggested to be a lost Guido Reni (Bacchus and Ariadne on the Island of Naxos) that was commissioned by Queen Henrietta Maria but never sent to England because of the civil war and subsequently cut up for being ‘too salacious’. The Tate has received a donation of paintings and sculptures from philanthropists Mercedes and Ian Stoutzker, it includes works by David Hockney, Jacob Epstein,  and Lucian Freud, amongst others. Cuts to TAFE funding by the Victorian government could mean that Ballarat arts school has to close. Art has been taught in Ballarat since 1870. Re-imagining our museumsfor the digital age. Steven Zucker and Beth Harris on why the Google Art Project is important. Should…

Recent News and Writing about Art and Art History | May 18th 2012

Recent News and Writing about Art and Art History | May 18th 2012 Has the recent cleaning of Titian’s Martyrdom of St Lawrence revealed a self portrait of the artist? Calls for an overhaul of Australia’s major funding body for the arts, with a review saying the Australia Council board needs to be reshaped to reflect the realities of 21st century artists. A fascinating piece in the Getty Museum blog on its earthquake resistant pedestals for sculpture. How much should the Metropolitan Museum of Art say about Gertrude Stein’s past collaboration with the Vichy regime in its current exhibition ‘The Steins collect’? The World Heritage listed Royal Exhibition Buildings in Melbourne receive funding to re-open the dome and possibly create a new museum space. The British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies has a new website with reviews of all things eighteenth century, from…

News and Writing on Art and Art History | 27th April

 News and Writing on Art and Art History | 27th April Katrina Grant The reading habits of medieval people have been studied by Dr Kathryn Rudy, of St Andrews University, by looking at the dirt marks on pages. Fancy a touch of art history trainspotting? Bendor Grosvenor is asking his readers spot identifiable ‘unknown portraits’ in the collections posted online as part of the BBC Your Paintings project. Conservation scientists at the Van Gogh museum investigate why his yellow hues are darkening. Many fragments of the rare Egyptian Book of the Dead have been discovered by an Egyptologist in Queensland Museum. National Gallery of Art in Washington extends its hours to allow for crowds coming to see not its latest blockbuster exhibition but a small exhibition on 18th century Japanese painting. The newly refurbished Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney reaches 100,000 visitors three…

Recent News and Writing about Art and Art History | March 30th 2012

Recent News and Writing about Art and Art History Katrina Grant Photos in colour from early twentieth-century Russia by photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii who took thousands of vividly coloured photographs of the last days of the Russian Empire. In a move that is both bizarre and a sign of the times in particular for galleries the US the San Francisco Museum of Art buys a new Edward Hopper painting – ‘Intermission’ – using funds raised by selling off their old Hopper – ‘Bridle Path’. Wondering what a synchotron can do for art historians? Well a collaboration between scientists and art historians  has uncovered a portrait of Sir Arthur Streeton. Greek police have recovered an ancient Greek kore statue that was hidden in a goat pen near Athens. The Guardian reports that Rembrandt’s painting The Old Rabbi, housed at Woburn Abbey…

News and Writing about Art and Art History | March 16th 2012

News and Writing about Art and Art History | March 16th 2012 Katrina Grant The big art history news this week has been Maurizio Seracini’s announcement that his team drilling through a Vasari (BBC with video) in search of Leonardo’s ‘Battle of Anghiari’ fresco have found some flecks of paint (Guardian). The news has excited media outlets with some simply announcing ‘Lost Leonardo Found’, which is pretty far from the truth. A more measured tone was taken by a report in the Telegraph where Mark Hudson suggests that ‘the idea of Leonardo’s painting may prove to be far more potent and inspiring than the actuality.’ Bendor Grosvenor has followed the story with some comment on his blog, including some photos of the drill going through the Vasari and a video of the camera going into the wall cavity so you can see (?) the…

Recent news and writing on art and art history | 17th February

Recent news and writing on art and art history | 17th February Lucien Freud was a great painter, but was he a great portraitist? News that former NGV director Timothy Potts has been made director of The Getty Museum, replacing Michael Brand who left two years ago. And ‘Getty museum has a new director but an old problem‘ The Guardian’s obituary of W. M. Turner scholar John Gage. Can art change minds about climate change? From The Conversation. Benetton’s plans to turn Venice’s Fondaco dei Turchi into a flagship store draws criticism. Stephen Crittenden in the recently launched ‘The Global Mail’ on Gaudi’s ‘La Sagrada Familia‘. The Art Newspaper on Banksy and the issues of ownership, attribution and the illegality of street art   State Library of Victoria launches the website for their upcoming exhibition of Persan manuscripts: Love and…