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Cultural Treasures Day at the University of Melbourne

Cultural Treasures Day 2010 The University of Melbourne There are many exciting museums and collections at the University of Melbourne. Join us in this very special event where you will discover exhibitions, talks, demonstrations, displays, tours, and a musical performance. A whole day of entertainment, fascination and fun for grown-ups and families, all for free and just minutes from the city centre. Sunday 14 November 2010, 10am–4pm Email bookings: treasures-days@unimelb.edu.au Tel (03) 8344 3964 Collections Open (all open 10am – 4pm unless otherwise stated) Classics and Archaeology Gallery: Ancient coins: heads and tales of antique lands Ian Potter Museum of Art, Swanston St, open until 5pm East Asian Collection: Rare and historical materials 3rd flr, Baillieu Library, Professors’ Walk Ernst Matthaei Memorial Collection of Early Glass University House, Professors’ Walk Grainger Museum Royal Parade Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy…

Lecture: Dr Elisabeth Taburet-Delahaye on ‘France 1500: Between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance’

Dr Elisabeth Taburet-Delahaye Director of the Cluny Museum, Paris ‘France 1500: Between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance’ Dr Taburet-Delahaye, visiting Hancock Fellow at the Australian Tapestry Workshop, is the principal curator of the exhibition France 1500 which opened at the Grand Palais in  Paris on 6 October 2010. This exhibition explores a time of unprecedented artistic contact and creative effervescence in France, and takes a close look at various aspects of the art of the time. The exhibition encompasses painting, sculpture, stained glass, tapestry, gold work and the art of the book. It will travel to the Art Institute of Chicago in February 2011. This lecture is the second of a three-part series to be presented in Melbourne by Dr Taburet-Delahaye, sponsored by the Australian Tapestry Workshop, the National Gallery of Victoria and the Academic Centre.  Please see each…

Lecture: Ann Galbally ‘Shackled and Set Free: Art, Music and Theatre in Melbourne in the 1890s’

Ann Galbally Shackled and Set Free: Art, Music and Theatre in Melbourne in the 1890s A free public lecture in conjunction with a symposium  on G. W. L. Marshall-Hall. Composer, conductor, critic and littérateur, Marshall-Hall was Melbourne’s leading musician for more than twenty years until his death in 1915. His bohemian lifestyle and outspoken views sparked intense and sometimes vitriolic public debate, and his career was marred by misfortune and errors of judgement. Dr Ann Galbally, Professorial Fellow in Art History at the University of Melbourne and author of Charles Conder: The Last Bohemian (2002) as well as books on Arthur Streeton, John Peter Russell and Frederick McCubbin, will speak about art and bohemianism in turn-of-the-century Melbourne. Date: 7.30 pm, Thursday 11 November 2010 Venue: Buzzard Theatre, Trinity College, University of Melbourne Enquiries: marshall-hall@unimelb.edu.au OR www.vcam.unimelb.edu.au/marshallhall Download the pdf for…

Talk TONIGHT – ‘Disasters in Print in Early Modern Europe’ Jenny Spinks and Charles Zika

Early Modern Circle Paper “Disasters in print in early modern Europe” A meeting of the Early Modern Circle for 2010 will take place TONIGHT Monday 20 September at 6.15pm in the Tutorial room, ground floor, Baillieu Library, the University of Melbourne. We will hear short papers by Jenny Spinks and Charles Zika on the topic of their work related to their ARC Discovery project “Reading the signs: disaster, apocalypse and demonology in European print culture, 1450-1700” (also held with Prof Sue Broomhall). See the ARC website here – http://earlymoderndisaster.wordpress.com/ Please come along for a drink and a stimulating discussion of early modern research. We welcome a gold coin donation towards drinks on the night. A group may go to dinner in Lygon Street afterwards. All Welcome For details of upcoming papers please see the Early Modern Circle website: http://www.amems.unimelb.edu.au/seminars/earlymoderncircle.html

Museums Australia National Conference ‘Interesting Times: New roles for collections’

Museums Australia National Conference ‘Interesting Times: New roles for collections’ Dates: 28th September – 2nd October. Venue: The Conference will be hosted by the University of Melbourne on its Parkville campus. Conference Website: http://www.ma2010.com.au/ The Conference Program, is based on the theme Interesting times: New roles for collections, and the sub-themes below. Conference themes Collections for communities: Using collections to tell the stories of all our communities. Includes use of collections to strengthen indigenous communities Collections for cultural diplomacy: The role of collections in international and local diplomacy (including touring exhibitions, repatriation and restitution issues) Collections and commerce: Leveraging collections to create revenue streams and support (e.g. sponsorship, friends groups, retail, catering, commercial marketing, intellectual property) Collections in peril: War, terrorism, financial crisis, natural disasters Interpreting and showcasing collections (through exhibition design, building architecture, new technologies) Communicating collections: Understanding, researching…

Lecture – Patrick McCaughey ‘In the end there is no such thing as art, only artists’

Public Lecture at The University of Melbourne Professor Patrick McCaughey ‘In the end there is no such thing as art, only artists’ In his lecture, Professor Patrick McCaughey will expatiate on the nature and significance of Art History – taking as his starting point the famous opening sentence from E. H. Gombrich’s The Story of Art (1950), ‘In the end there is no such thing as art only artists.’ Patrick McCaughey studied Fine Arts and English at the University of Melbourne and became art critic of The Age in 1966. After a period in New York on a Harkness Fellowship, he was appointed Professor of Visual Arts at Monash University in 1972 and went on to become Director of the National Gallery of Victoria in 1981. He left Australia in 1988 and was successively director of the Wadsworth Atheneum in…

Lecture – ‘Mughal Painting at its Zenith’ Oliver Everett

Mr Oliver Everett – Librarian Emeritus of the Royal Library, Windsor Castle The Life and Times of the Indian Emperor Shah Jahan Mr Oliver Everett, Librarian Emeritus of the Royal Library, Windsor Castle, United Kingdom, will be presenting the images as part of an international public lecture based on the Islamic manuscript, the Padshahnama (chronicle of the King of the World) which is the unique official history of the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, who ruled India from 1628 to 1658. He is best remembered for the building of the Taj Mahal as a tomb for his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Padshahnama is illustrated with 44 of the finest Mughal paintings in the world.  They vividly depict the very dramatic events in the Emperor’s reign and the years before it. Most of the important individuals in Shah Jahan’s court can…

EVCS – Vincent Alessi on Van Gogh’s collection of illustrations

Vincent Alessi ‘It’s a kind of Bible’: A thematic and stylistic analysis of van Gogh’s collection of English black-and-white illustrations During his life Vincent van Gogh assembled a number of important collections, including approximately 2,000 black-and-white popular illustrations. Cut from illustrated newspapers, the majority of the works in this collection were from two pioneering English publications, the Illustrated London News and The Graphic. To date, these illustrations has been widely neglected; scholars have acknowledged the influence of English illustration on Van Gogh’s work, but little has been done in analysing the actual print collection. Why did van Gogh build the collection? Why did he choose certain illustrations over others? What was its thematic and stylistic structure? This paper aims to reveal the complex thematic and stylistic structure which underpins van Gogh’s extensive collection, revealing the influence it had on the…

Artists’ Talks – Basil Sellers Art Prize

Artists’ Talks – Basil Sellers Art Prize 2010 Take part in a conversation between The Ian Potter Museum of Art Curator Bala Starr and finalists of the Basil Sellers Art Prize 2010. Finalists Glenn Morgan & David Ray respond to their works and their experience of the prize. Gain personal insights into the artists’ thought processes and what inspires them. Free Admission. Time: Saturday 11 September, 2.00pm Glenn Morgan is known for his witty dioramas of concerts and sporting events. Works on display include a bus full of Geelong Cats premiership players, the euphoric scene at Sydney Swans 2005 premiership game and Steve Waugh’s final test cricket match in 2004. Morgan’s work celebrates the spirit and energy of Australian sport. David Ray is a ceramicist whose hand-crafted vessels incorporate an abundance of colours, textures and decals. Ray has created trophies…

EVCS Special Seminar: Professor Richard Woodfield – ‘Why study art historiography?’

Professor Richard Woodfield – Why study art historiography? Richard Woodfield, Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Art History at the University of Glasgow, will lead a seminar discussion on the subject of art historiography, particularly within the context of the Vienna School of Art History. Please download the dossier of material (link below) relating to Ernst Gombrich, one of the most well known of art historians to have emerged from the Vienna School.  The dossier will provide the stimulus for further discussion on the role of historiography within the discipline of Art History today. Dossier – WoodfieldSources (word doc) You may also wish to have a look at the Gombrich Archive. Date: Monday 30 August 2010 6:30 pm Venue: Room 150 Elisabeth Murdoch Building, University of Melbourne, Parkville All Welcome Drinks and nibbles provided (gold coin donation appreciated for snacks: wine…

Conference: Art History’s History in Australia and New Zealand

Conference: Art History’s History in Australia and New Zealand Saturday 28th August and Sunday 29th August Venue: Elisabeth Murdoch lecture theatre, Elisabeth Murdoch Building, The University of Melbourne, Parkville. This is a free public event, and registration for attendance is not required. Enquires: Professor Jaynie Anderson, t: (+61 3) 8344 5514 and Dr Meaghan Wilson-Anastasios mewi@unimelb.edu.au Program (download full program with abstracts as pdf – AHH_Program). Day 1: Saturday 28 August 9:45 – 10:00 – Introduction and Welcome SESSION ONE (10:00 am-12:30 pm) Chaired by Professor Richard Woodfield 10:00-10:30 Dr Susan Lowish (University of Melbourne) – ‘Setting the scene: early writing on Australian Aboriginal art’ 10:30-11.00 Professor Jonathan Mane-Wheoki (Head of School, Elam School of Fine Arts) – ‘Art’s histories in Aotearoa New Zealand’ Tea Break: 11:00 – 11:30 11:30-12:00 Dr Ben Thomas (Dr Joseph Brown AO Fellow, State Library…

Miegunyah Lectures on Architecture and Cities- Professor Attilio Petruccioli and Professor Claudio D’Amato Guerrieri

Miegunyah Lectures Melbourne School of Design Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning The University of Melbourne Lecture 1 – Tuesday 17th August Professor Attilio Petruccioli (Head, Department of Civil Engineering and Architectural Science, Polytechnic of Bari, Italy) ‘The Genetics of Walls: Urban DNA and social features’ In the 1950s, Saverio Muratori created the ‘urban typology school’ to study the morphological evolution of the city of Venice through the centuries. This lecture will use the main tenets of Muratori’s theory to read the historic and contemporary fabric of Balkan, Middle Eastern and Central Asian cities. Through the analysis of their structural skeleton, light will be shed on the spatial complexity and social richness of specific urban textures, from Bosnia to Jerusalem, many of which have been scarred by recent events in world history. By reflecting on their cultural value and environmental…

Preserving The Ephemeral – Street Art and Urban Space Forum and Tour

Preserving The Ephemeral Street Art and Urban Space Public Forum+Tour Sunday 22 August, 11am – 1pm Fitzroy and 3.00pm – 5.00pm at the University of Melbourne Preserving the Ephemeral – a collaborative initiative between City of Yarra and The University of Melbourne – is a public forum to discuss the relationship between street art and architecture; the regeneration of urban space; and the merits or otherwise of street art conservation. Program Guided Tour of Melbourne Street Art: Sunday August 22, 11am – 1pm, Fitzroy, $39 per person (Bookings essential contact Anthony White for more information about the bookings). Public Forum: Sunday 22 August 2010, 3.00pm – 5pm, James Hardie Theatre, Architecture Building at The University of Melbourne. Free entry The tour and forum are part of a University of Melbourne three-day conference – Interspaces: Art + Architectural Exchanges from East…

Lecture – ‘Art History and the Diaspora: Ernst Gombrich and the problem of being a Viennese art historian in London’

Professor Richard Woodfield University of Glasgow Art History and the Diaspora: Ernst Gombrich and the problem of being a Viennese art historian in London 5-6:15 pm Friday 13th August Although Ernst Gombrich attained great eminence through his publications The Story of Art (1950) and Art and Illusion (1960), the precise nature of his work as a commentator on the academic practice of art history never really found a home in British art history. Unlike Erwin Panofsky, who adjusted to the American scene by dropping his commitment to abstract theory, Gombrich’s theoretical commitments were always at the front of his mind. Two of the great English art historians, Lord Clark and Francis Haskell, admitted that they never properly understood him. Norman Bryson, Gombrich’s arch-critic, failed even to recognise his involvement with semiotics decades before it became fashionable. Gombrich’s approach to art…

FINAL PROGRAM – Australian Art Industry Networks: Artists, Agents, Markets and Museums

Australian Art Industry Networks: Artists, Agents, Markets and Museums Thursday 15th – Friday 16th July 2010, The University of Melbourne See below for sessions or download the entire timetable with all speakers, abstracts and bios as a pdf AIAH final program Please direct any enquiries to Dr Meaghan Wilson-Anastasios mewi@unimelb.edu.au Day 1: Thursday 15 July Venue: Elisabeth Murdoch Lecture Theatre Session One (9.15 am-12.30 pm) The Aboriginal Art Industry: Challenges and Opportunities Now and Into the Future Keynote Address (10.00-11.00 am): Peter Garrett, AM, MP, (Labor Member for Kingsford Smith, Minister for Environment Protection, Heritage and the Arts ): The Aboriginal Visual Arts Industry and the Implementation of the Resale Royalty Legislation Session One (cont) (11.30-11.50 am): The Aboriginal Art Industry: Challenges and Opportunities Now and Into the Future Session Two (1.30-3.30 pm): Selling and Reselling Art: Auction Houses, Dealers…