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Lecture| Commemorating The Great War in a Community Museum | University of Melbourne

Date: Wednesday, Oct 2015 6:00–7:30PM Venue: Theatre A, Elisabeth Murdoch Building, University of Melbourne Bookings: https://events.unimelb.edu.au/events/5693-commemorating-the-great-war-in-a-community-museum This lecture will present a community-engagement project which was focused on the development of the museological skills of volunteers running the LifeCare retirement village’s War Museum. University of Melbourne conservation students have worked with residents and volunteers for the past 5 years to help them establish good museum practices. The students’ appreciation of their positive contribution to stakeholder engagement, community museums and commemorative displays deepened as residents demonstrated the links between their wartime experiences and the collection. With increasing professional activity the museum’s public profile expanded, inducing more residents to contribute more time, objects and stories to the museum. The project’s beneficial outcomes—educational, personal and community—demonstrate that…

Lecture | Design and Violence – Paola Antonelli | NGV International

Paola Antonelli. Copyright Robin Holland. Image via http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/program/design-and-violence-2/?

Design has a history of violence. Aside from commercial and aesthetic successes, many design objects have ambiguous relationships with violence, challenging us with moral ambiguities and inconsistencies. MoMA curator Paola Antonelli explores how design can provide extraordinary insight into society and human nature, uncovering the dark side of the world’s ‘second oldest’ profession. Paola Antonelli is Senior Curator, Architecture and Design and Director of Research and Development at New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Antonelli’s work investigates design’s influence on everyday experience, advocating for often overlooked objects and practices. Antonelli recently began adding to the MoMA Collection a range of important contemporary designs – videogames, the @ symbol and Google Map drop pin. Speaker Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, Architecture…

Lecture | Scorn, Greed, Malevolence & Mischief: Goya’s graphic expression of emotions – Deanna Petherbridge | University of Melbourne

Francisco Goya, No es siempre bueno el rigor, 1816-1820 c.

This presentation will examine the consummate skill with which Goya represents emotions in his late private albums and some of the print series associated with these drawings. From 1795-6 Goya borrows the figure of the bruja or witch as an historically subversive topos for portraying his disgust with a corrupt clergy, monarchy and cruel social order. As the proportions of his figures change in the album drawings so his ability to suggest subtlety of facial and bodily emotions in his brush and pen work deepens. Language also becomes more intense for Goya, isolated by his total deafness, and the texts appended to drawings and prints are variably metaphoric, playing with language/visual puns or seeming blocks to clarity of meaning. Like…

Lectures on The Origins and Development of Ceramic Design – Leslie B. Grigsby | NGV

The Netherlands
Garniture 1680–1700
earthenware (tin-glazed)
(a) 64.3 x 29.5 x 29.2 cm (vase)
(b-c) 65.1 x 39.1 x 38.6 cm (overall) (covered vase)
(d) 64.6 x 28.9 x 29.5 cm (vase)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 2015

John Kenny Memorial Lectures | The Origins and Development of Ceramic Design | Saturday 26th September from 10am at NGV International Speaker Leslie B. Grigsby, Senior Curator of Ceramics and Glass, Winterthur Museum, Delaware, USA Book online here – $75 members/ $85 full Explore the development of design in glass and earthenware in these three special lectures by Leslie B. Grigsby, Senior Curator of Ceramics and Glass, Winterthur Museum, Delaware, USA .Presented by The Ceramics and Glass Circle of Australia. 10am: “An Adoration of the Orient: The Chinese Taste Reflected in Western Ceramics” Focussing on Chinese ceramics and selected other Asian artwork such as lacquer ware, in this lecture Grigsby will explore important inspirations for Western ceramic design from the 17th to the early 19th centuries. English and Continental European…

Lecture | Herzschmerz – Love And Pain: Representing the Heart in Early Modern Art | Dagmar Eichberger

Heart Emblem, from A Collection of Emblemes, George Wither, 1635

This paper investigates the contexts in which the image of a heart-shaped object could be used in order to evoke a range of different meanings. Human love and magic, divine love and faith, the passion of Christ and the sorrows of the Virgin Mary are some of the most prominent associations invoked by the heart in the early modern period and beyond. The heart can also be used in a more allegorical context to signify wrath and envy. Thus the heart is often employed as a symbol for compassion (or lack of compassion), a tradition that continued well into the modern period as Wilhelm Hauff’s novel Cold Heart and other literary texts convey. Dagmar Eichberger is part of an EU-funded research project, Artifex, at the University of Trier and is Professor in the Department of…

Lecture Series | Philosophy, Literature, and Catherine the Great | NGV International

Marie-Anne COLLOT, French 1748–1821, Voltaire (1770s),, marble, 49.0 x 30.0 x 28.0 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg (Inv. no. Н.ск. 3) Acquired from the artist, 1778

In conjunction with the current NGV exhibition Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine the Great the NGV is presenting a series of lectures on Philosophy, Literature and Catherine the Great. Catherine the Great’s intellectual pursuits extended far beyond her collection of art. Exchanging letters over a fifteen year period with French writer, historian and philosopher Voltaire, she was spurred to bring Russia into the modern era through ideas raised by the Enlightenment and its supporters. Patronage of the arts and education, as well as economic achievements, led to Catherine’s reign being cited as the golden age of Russia. In this special series of four lectures, specialists of history, philosophy and literature explore this rich period through the lens of the philosophers and…

Lecture | The Hours of Jeanne de Navarre, Three Medieval Queens and Hermann Goering – Christopher de Hamel | University of Melbourne


Early Books of Hours, especially those made for women, have long been a speciality of Professor Margaret Manion, who in 1998 published a major article on the famous fourteenth-century Book of Hours of Queen Jeanne of Navarre, in the Bibliothèque nationale in Paris (ms n.a. lat. 3093). This lecture takes up her lead and it asks why and when this beautiful manuscript was made, and why it includes some very rare components and extraordinary pictures, then unparalleled in medieval art. It follows the history of this Book of Hours in directions hitherto unsuspected, tracing its descent through the possession of at least four different reigning queens, of Navarre, France and England. Using entirely unknown material, it follows the astonishing journey…

Boiler Room Lecture | Jalal Toufic Which Is the More Difficult in the Christian Era: to Resurrect or to Bury? | State Library of Victoria

Jalal Toufic, Self Portrait? (2007)

Monash University Museum of Art [MUMA] in partnership with Monash Art Design & Architecture [MADA] are pleased to co-present a keynote lecture by Lebanese artist, writer and thinker Jalal Toufic, whose influence in the Beirut artistic community over the past two decades has been immense. The lecture will be introduced by Callum Morton, MADA Head of Department, and will be followed by a screening of Toufic’s video Attempt 137 to Map the Drive (7 minutes, 2011; made in collaboration with Graziella Rizkallah Toufic). Jalal Toufic is a thinker and a mortal to death. He was born in 1962 in Beirut or Baghdad and died before dying in 1989 in Evanston, Illinois. His books, many of which were published by Forthcoming…

Lecture | Conservation of cultural heritage, Henan Province, China – Chen Jiachang and Lan Wanli | University of Melbourne

Diseased archaeological site

Disease types and the conservation status of archaeological site museums | Professor CHEN Jiachang,  Director,  Henan Provincial Conservation Centre for Cultural Relics, Henan, China This lecture will introduce types of disease and the current conservation status of archaeological earthen sites in Henan province. It will discuss current approaches to conservation as well as proposed improvements to treatment methods. Professor CHEN was elected Fellow of the China Association for Preservation Technology of Cultural Relics (CAPTCR) in 2012. Professor CHEN has overseen numerous conservation projects including the in situ preservation of large scale earthen relics; the exploration of new methods and materials for shape recovery of collapsed, archaeological wood ware and the preservation of metal relics. Conservation of cultural relics and tombs…

Lecture | The Artist as Collector: Sir Joshua Reynolds and his Collection of Art | Donato Esposito

Self-portrait of Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A., ca. 1780
Oil on panel, 1270 X 1016 mm. Given by Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A., 1780 . Royal Academy of Arts.

Dr Donato Esposito will present a lecture on Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), the first and most famous President of the Royal Academy of Arts, London, focussing upon his activities as a collector of art. Dr Donato Esposito was a curator in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum, London (1999-2004). He co-curated the exhibition “Sir Joshua Reynolds: the acquisition of genius” at Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery in 2009. He was recently an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. He is currently working on a monograph on Reynolds as an art collector. Date: Wednesday 29th July, 6:30pm Venue: theatre D, Old Arts Building, University of…

Lecture | Monuments of Remembrance – Bronwyn Hughes | NGV Australia

Mornington War Memorial 1925, bronze medallion created in 1918 by Dora Ohlfsen (1867-1948),

photographed by Bronwyn Hughes, 2015. Background is of the Somme Valley near Peronne, photographed by Bronwyn Hughes, 2003.

Duldig Studio, in association with the National Gallery of Victoria, is proud to present the 2015 Annual Duldig Lecture on Sculpture: Monuments of Remembrance by Dr Bronwyn Hughes, art historian and heritage consultant. The Annual Duldig Lecture on Sculpture was established to commemorate the life and work of the internationally recognised sculptor Karl Duldig and his wife, the artist and inventor, Slawa Duldig (née Horowitz). In this Monuments of Remembrance lecture, Dr Bronwyn Hughes will examine the impetus and values that underpinned the First World War commemoration movement through war monuments of national importance to the seemingly insignificant local memorial. It will  explore how Australian expectations, economies and aesthetics changed in the 1920s and 1930s post-War society and compare commemorations…

Lecture | The Smithsonian Institution’s Provenance Research Initiative – Jane Milosch


This lecture will give an overview of the Smithsonian Institution’s Provenance Research Initiative. As a leader within the area of provenance research and theory Milosch is an unparalleled example to curators and the wider museum sector. Provenance research provides a powerful lens through which to look at and learn about art, the history of collecting, and museums. The Smithsonian Provenance Research Initiative (SPRI) aims to expand its focus beyond the WWII era, to assist with current provenance issues, and to explore the implications of provenance research for art history and connoisseurship. We anchor the museum in its core missions: stewardship, education, and appreciation of all cultures. Jane Milosch was also Fulbright Scholar in Munich, Germany, where she has studied and…

Boiler Room Lecture | Raqs Media Collective

Image: Raqs Media Collective Coronation Park 2015
La Biennale di Venezia - 56th International Art Exhibition, Venice, Italy

MUMA in partnership with AsialinkArts and IMA are pleased to co-present a keynote lecture by Raqs Media Collective members Monica Narula and Shuddhabrata Sengupta. The lecture will be convened by Natalie King, Senior Research Fellow, Victorian College of the Arts/Senior Curator MPavilion. Date: Tuesday 7 July 2015, 6.00-7.30pm Venue: Village Roadshow Theatrette, State Library of Victoria Conference Centre, 179 La Trobe Street, Melbourne FREE event but bookings essential: muma.rsvp@monash.edu or ph. 03 9905 4365 The Raqs Media Collective enjoys playing a plurality of roles; often appearing as artists, occasionally as curators, sometimes as philosophical agent provocateurs. They make contemporary art and films, curated exhibitions, edited books, staged events, collaborated with architects, computer programmers, writers and theatre directors and have founded processes…

Lecture | Barbara Bryant – Australia’s Pre-Raphaelite Collections: the People behind the Portraits | NGV International

Figure 5. Edward Burne-Jones, The Wheel of Fortune, 1871-1885. Oil on canvas, 151.4 x 72.5 cm. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (381-2).

The idea of portraiture in Pre-Raphaelite art encompassed a new and exciting range of possibilities. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood painted portraits with a stark realism that was unlike anything seen before. The meaning of the formal portrait mutated into a more direct vision of a real person, while subject paintings gained new meanings as artists cast friends and family in new roles. Dr Barbara Bryant is an art historian and writer who specialises in the work of artists in nineteenth-century Britain. In this special lecture, Dr Bryant looks at the real individuals in the extended Pre-Raphaelite circles to explore their impact on the artistic practice of D.G. Rossetti, F.M Brown, J.E. Millais, E. Burne-Jones and G.F. Watts in the 1850s and…

Lecture | Martin Jolly Spectral Stories: A Melbourne Spiritualist’s carte-de-visite album | MUMA

Frederick Hudson Mrs Houghton and Spirit 1872
spirit photograph of Georgiana Houghton, albumen silver photograph 
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, NGA Photography Fund: Farrell Family Foundation donation

To mark the exhibition Believe not every spirit, but try the spirits, MUMA, in partnership with the Centre for Contemporary Photography are co-presenting a lecture by Martin Jolly, Spectral Stories: A Melbourne Spiritualist’s carte-de-visite album as part of the 2015 Glen Eira Storytelling Festival. Martyn Jolly is the head of Photography and Media Arts at the ANU School of Art, and is fascinated by the craze for spirit photography in the late 19th century. For this program he will discuss forgotten Victorian era artist Georgiana Houghton and her presence in Australia via the carte-de-visite album of a spiritualist in the collection of the National Gallery of Australia. In most carte-de-visite albums portraits of intimate friends rubbed shoulders with portraits of…