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Lecture | The Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge: a case study in the evolution of the art museum – Duncan Robinson

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The Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge: a case study in the evolution of the art museum Dean’s Lecture | Duncan Robinson The Fitzwilliam Museum was founded in 1816 by the bequest made to the University of Cambridge by a wealthy alumnus, Richard Viscount Fitzwilliam. In this lecture, Duncan Robinson traces its development, reflected in its architecture, from the private collection of an 18th Century aristocrat to its position today as one of Britain’s foremost art museums in which full, public access is combined with objects-based research, conservation facilities and teaching at all levels…

Lecture | Stephen Orgel ‘Real Places in Imaginary Spaces: Architecture, Theatre and the World of Jonson and Shakespeare’

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Real Places in Imaginary Spaces: Architecture, Theatre and the World of Jonson and Shakespeare Stephen Orgel The architect Inigo Jones’s settings for the fantastic masques he designed for the Stuart court often have a specific, recognizable topography, anchoring what Bacon called toys, Shakespeare called vanities, Samuel Daniel called punctilos of dreams, in a very solid social and architectural reality. Increasingly, moreover, the masque façades are buildings designed by Jones himself. This lecture, illustrated with slides of Jones’s architectural and stage designs, discusses the intersection of theatre and architecture at a…

Panel Discussion | Excellence and sustainability: the production and promotion of art through Aboriginal art centre programs

Regina WIlson, 'Sun Mat', 2013, pandanus, sand palm and natural dyes, 105 x 105 (irreg.). © Courtesy the artist and Durrmu Arts, Peppimenarti, Northern Territory. 

Excellence and sustainability: the production and promotion of art through Aboriginal art centre programs Saturday 24 August 2–3.30pm Several of the RAKA finalists are represented by Aboriginal owned and operated art centres in remote communities.  This discussion will explore the relationship between and interdependency of artists, art centres, gallerists and curators. How do these relationships affect the representation of Indigenous artists in art museums? Chair Janina Harding | Indigenous Art Program Manager, City of Melbourne and Executive Producer of Melbourne Indigenous Arts Festival Panel Bill Nuttall | Director of Niagara Galleries,…

Symposium | Migration and Exchange: Symposium on early Australian Photography, Melbourne 29-30 November

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Migration and Exchange: Symposium on early Australian Photography This symposium explores itinerant and sporadic image making in Australia (including those parts of the Pacific that Australia administered and that Australian photographers travelled to) in order to understand the effects of photographic transformation and exchange. It begins with images recruited to lend authority to colonial and indigenous elites and royals, includes the images created in the most intense period of Australia’s settlement – a period which includes the gold rush, the Great Exhibitions and Federation – and ends with the First…

Symposium | A Body of Knowledge, Melbourne University

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A Body of Knowledge Symposium The University of Melbourne Medical Science is much more than a single discipline, it intersects with art, technology philosophy and history. This symposium will consider the medical body from a number of perspectives. The morning sessions explore forensic and scientific innovations as well as considering the social and cultural history of the Melbourne Medical School. The afternoon sessions probe what happens when artists investigate the boundaries of anatomy, historically through models and images, and in the future, where technological evolution challenges our ideas of what…

Symposium | The Legacies of Bernard Smith

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The Legacies of Bernard Smith A Collaborative International Symposium Thursday, 20 – Friday 21,September 2012, The Australian Institute of Art History, University of Melbourne Bernard Smith could be said to have established Australian Art History. His work was seminal for histories of Pacific encounter and he also was author to some of the country’s most eloquent memoirs. This Symposium brings together an international field of scholars from art history, anthropology, history and literature, as well as curators and writers, to discuss all aspects of Bernard Smith’s wide-ranging work and explore…

Symposium | Disaster, Death and the Emotions in the Shadow of the Apocalypse

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Disaster, Death and the Emotions in the Shadow of the Apocalypse The University of Melbourne, September 1st-2nd, 2012 This symposium will explore the different ways that communities and individuals understood disaster and mass death in the 16th and 17th centuries, and the impact of human emotions in shaping these understandings. Speakers Dagmar Eichberger (Trier), John Gagné (Sydney), Sigrun Haude (Cincinnati), Fredrika Jacobs (Virginia Commonwealth), Erika Kuijpers (Leiden), David Lederer (NUI Maynooth), Dolly MacKinnon (UQ), Louise Marshall (Sydney), Una McIlvenna (Sydney), Gerrit Schenk (Heidelberg & Darmstadt), Peter Sherlock (MCD), Patricia Simons (Michigan – Ann Arbor), Jeffrey Chipps Smith (Texas…

Lectures | Revealing the Collections of Melbourne University

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Revealing the Collections This program of lectures will showcase some of the rich but little known collections of art and visual culture held at the University of Melbourne. In addition to one of the largest art collections in Victoria, the University houses collections in such diverse areas as classics and archaeology, international Indigenous cultural material, decorative arts, 20th century poster designs, decorative arts, public sculpture and artists’ archives. Come and listen to a series of lectures by art historians, educators and students, who give their insights into the history and significance…

EVCS: Mark Shepheard, ‘Pompeo Batoni and his Roman Sitters: Portraits of the Sforza Cesarini’

Pompeo Batoni, Portrait of Duke Gaetano II Sforza Cesarini. National Gallery of Victoria.

Mark Shepheard ‘Pompeo Batoni and his Roman Sitters: Portraits of the Sforza Cesarini.’   This paper examines Pompeo Batoni’s two portraits of members of the Sforza Cesarini family: the portrait of Duke Gaetano II in Melbourne and that of a woman traditionally identified as Gaetano’s wife, which hangs today in Birmingham. It readdresses the question of the identity of the sitter in the Birmingham portrait, and explores the social function of portraiture within the Sforza Cesarini’s extensive art collection and the likely place of Batoni’s two portraits within that collection.The…

The Art of Praise: Forum and Display on the Medieval Choir Book

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The Art of Praise Forum and Display on the Medieval Choir Book The Advent Festival, in conjunction with the State Library of Victoria and The University of Melbourne, will host a forum and display on the Medieval Choir Book, convened by Margaret Manion.  Margaret Manion has published widely on medieval manuscripts and is preparing a publication on the medieval choir book, entitled The Art of Praise.  Shane Carmody, John Stinson, Elizabeth Melzer and Hugh Hudson will introduce the manuscripts, discussing their provenance, parchments, music and illuminations.  The forum will include a number of live…

Symposium in Honour of Ernst Kitzinger: Sites of Devotion | New Directions in Medieval Art History

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Public Symposium in Honour of Ernst Kitzinger (1912-2003) Sites of Devotion | New Directions in Medieval Art History This symposium celebrates the centenary of the birth of Ernst Kitzinger (b. Munich 1912 – d. New York 2003), distinguished historian of Late Antique, Medieval and Byzantine art. It provides an opportunity to acknowledge the ongoing influence of his work in Australia, where he was interned as an enemy alien during World War II. Addressing the interests of both specialists and the wider public, papers will explore the ways in which Kitzinger’s interests in…

Exhibition: Treasures – Antiquities from Melbourne private collections

Attributed to The Painter of the Macinagrossa Stand, Apulian, Southern Italy, ‘Loutrophoros (a vessel bringing water for washing)’, c. 315 BCE, ceramic, height: 58.4 cm. Private collection, Melbourne

Treasures: Antiquities from Melbourne Private Collections Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, 22nd October 2011 – 15th April 2012 Treasures: Antiquities from Melbourne Private Collections opens at the Ian Potter Museum of Art on October 22nd. the exhibition will feature objects from ancient Greece, Rome and the Near East – some over 5000 years old, and many presented for public display for the first time. The exhibition’s curator Dr Andrew Jamieson says that ‘Melbourne is fortunate to have a number of important private collections of antiquities. These intricately crafted…

Shane Carmody ‘To be a Pilgrim’ Margaret Manion Lecture 2011

Pilgrim meets  Ararita with grasping arms, Guillaume de Deguileville, The pilgrimage of the lyfe of the manhode and The pilgrimage of the sowle, England, Lincolnshire, c. 1430, State Libfrary of Victoria, RARES  folio 79r.

Margaret Manion Lecture 2011 To be a Pilgrim Shane Carmody In this lecture Shane Carmody will explore the provenance and relevance of a medieval manuscript held in the collection of the State Library of Victoria: The pilgrimage of the lyfe of the manhode and The pilgrimage of the sowle. This manuscript dates from 1430 and is an English prose translation of the famous work written by the French Cistercian Guillaume de Deguileville a century earlier. The translation had a major impact on the English imagination through the upheaval of the Reformation and later…

Mis-Design Artist’s Forum

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Mis-Design Artist’s Forum Guest curator Dr Grace McQuilten will be joined by local artists Flatland OK, Pacific Women’s Weaving Circle and Slow Art Collective for a discussion about their projects, their collaborations and their ideas. These artists are interested in challenging the “design” of contemporary art and the possibility of critique in contemporary consumer culture. They all employ artistic strategies which maintain a tension between art and contemporary architecture, fashion and interior design, focusing their production on issues of sustainability, human agency and social impact. Date: Saturday, 24 September |…

The Reluctant Master: A symposium to honour the life and work of Romaldo Giurgola

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The Reluctant Master A symposium to honour the life and work of Romaldo Giurgola Through his professional practice, writings and teaching, Romaldo Giurgola (1920 – ) has been a formidable participant in the international architectural discourse for over 60 years. This symposium provides an opportunity to reflect upon the many facets of this long career and its impact on the discipline. This is a free public symposium. Please register on the Melbourne School of Design website here. Date: Saturday August 20th, 2011 9:00am – 6:15pm Venue: The Oratory, Newman College,…