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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…

Call for Papers | 39th Annual Association of Art Historians Conference, Reading 2013

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39th Annual AAH Conference  University of Reading, 11 - 13 April 2013 AAH2013 will represent the interests of an expansive art-historical community by covering all branches of its discipline/s and the range of its visual cultures. Academic sessions will reflect a broad chronological range, as well as a wide geographical one. We will address topics of methodological, historiographical, and interdisciplinary interest as well as ones that open up debates about the future of the discipline/s. Keynote Speakers: Adrian Forty, Professor of Architectural History, The Bartlett, University College London Okwui Enwezor, Curator and Director of Haus der Kunst, Munich AAH2013 will…

Job | Lecturer in Art History 1450 to 1800

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Lecturer in Art History 1450 to 1800 Art History and Visual Studies, University of Manchester Closing date : 20/06/2012 Reference : HUM-01188 Salary : £32,801 to £45,486 Employment type : Permanent Applications are invited for a lectureship in Art History in the period 1450 to 1800. A specialism in any area of European art, or in the inter-relationships between European and non-European art, eg. Latin American, Indian, or East Asian art, will be considered. The ability to teach widely about artists and art movements central to the art historical understanding…

Call for Papers | Seventh International Conference on the Arts in Society, Liverpool July 2012

Seventh International Conference on the Arts in Society Deadline – 22nd May 2012 The 2012 Conference will be held at the Art and Design Academy, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK from 23-25 July 2012. Plenary speakers include: Dr Beatriz García who is Head of Research at the Institute of Cultural Capital, a collaboration between the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University; Professor Andy Miah, PhD (@andymiah), Director of the Creative Futures Research Centre (creativefutur.es) & Chair of Ethics and Emerging Technologies in the Faculty of Business & Creative Industries at…

Exhibition Review | Guercino: A Passion for Drawing – The Collections of Sir Denis Mahon and the Ashmolean Museum by David Packwood

Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, called Guercino (1591 - 1666) An old bearded man, probably St Jerome, seated on the ground at the foot of a tree, turning the leaves of a large volume, c.1622 - 1624. Image via Ashmolean Museum website.

Guercino: A Passion for Drawing – The Collections of Sir Denis Mahon and the Ashmolean Museum Ashmoleon Museum, Oxford, 11th February 2012 to 15th April 2012 Reviewed by David Packwood Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, better known as Guercino (1591-1666) because of his squint, was one of the most prolific draughtsmen of the seicento. Many of his drawings survive, attesting to his industry, commitment and unwavering belief in his art. Born in Cento—mid way between Bologna and Ferrara—the biographers say that he drew from the age of six. Beckoned by the flourishing Carracci…

Fellowship | Howard and Roberta Ahmanson Fellow in Art and Religion at the National Gallery in London

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Howard and Roberta Ahmanson Fellow in Art and Religion Closing date: 22 February 2012 The Gallery wishes to appoint the first Howard and Roberta Ahmanson Fellow in Art and Religion. This is a new role with responsibility for developing one of the National Gallery`s key research themes. You will hold a relevant doctorate or be about to complete a doctorate. You will undertake a research project in this field based on the Gallery`s collection which can be presented to the public in the Gallery and/or online. You will promote debate and…

Call for Papers: Revisiting the Cloister

Revisiting the Cloister: Monastery and Convent Architecture in Nineteenth-Century Britain London, October 6, 2012 Deadline: Feb 29, 2012 Victorian convent and monastic buildings embodied diverse theological, social, cultural and gender discourses within nineteenth-century Britain, yet these structures have received limited academic attention. On Saturday 6 October 2012 in London, The Victorian Society will host a wide-ranging symposium to explore these multi-functional sites – spaces not only of devotion, contemplation and leisure but also of artistic production, education, industry and social care – from an ecumenical perspective. Too often, scholarship in nineteenth-century religious architecture has been divided across denominational lines.…

Funding: The Henry Moore Foundation Research Fellow

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The Henry Moore Foundation Research Fellow Tate Research Department, Millbank, London Salary: £27,150 – £29,500 per annum, depending on the candidate’s skills and experience Hours: Full time Contract Type: Fixed term for two years. The Research Department at Tate aims to develop the museum’s research potential, and in-depth research into the collection plays a key role in this. Tate has world class holdings of the works of the British sculptor Henry Moore, and together with The Henry Moore Foundation we are looking for a scholar to lead a programme of research…

Mellon/Newton Postdoctoral Research Fellowships at the University of Cambridge

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Mellon/Newton Postdoctoral Research Fellowships Applications are invited for two 2-year interdisciplinary Post-doctoral Research Fellowships starting in October 2012 and based at CRASSH. The programme, funded jointly by the Mellon Foundation and the Isaac Newton Trust, is aimed at researchers working in any field of the arts, social sciences or humanities. The fellowships will enable post-doctoral fellows to consolidate their research and publication record while developing a related project or initiative at CRASSH during their two-year fellowship. For further details of the post, please see the CRASSH website, http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/page/1084/call-for-applications-2012.htm * Limit…

Funding: Research Fellowships in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Cambridge, UK

Research Fellowships in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Girton College, Cambridge Applications are invited for a Research Fellowship, to be held in Architecture, Art History, Education, Human Geography, Law, Music, Philosophy (inc. Philosophy of Science), Politics, Psychology, Sociology or Theology for the academic year 2012/13 and tenable for three years. The Fellowship is open to graduates of any university with no age limit, but it is intended to support those at an early stage in their academic careers, and will normally be awarded to a candidate who has recently completed a Ph.D. or is close to completion.…

JOB: Lecturer in Art History – University of Manchester, UK

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Lecturer in Art History – University of Manchester, UK The University of Manchester, UK, are seeking to appoint a specialist in European or non-European art in the period from 1700 to the present. Art History and Visual Studies (AHVS) at Manchester maintains close ties with the Whitworth Art Gallery, which this appointment is expected to enhance. It is one of only very few university galleries to have collections designated as nationally important. Landscape art of the eighteenth to twentieth centuries is one area of strength. Recent acquisitions and exhibitions have…

JOB: Pilkington Chair in History of Art – University of Manchester, UK

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Pilkington Chair in History of Art – University of Manchester, UK The University of Manchester are looking to appoint a leading art historian to this prestigious Chair. A beacon for History of Art at Manchester for nearly fifty years, in the recent past the Pilkington Chair has been held by distinguished art historians at the forefront of the discipline. The University hopes that the next Pilkington Chair will be similarly influential in shaping the future direction of art history. The person appointed may have expertise in any area of art…

Funding: Fellowships at the Henry Moore Institute

Fellowships at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Deadline 9 January 2012. The Henry Moore Insitute offers a small number of short-term residential fellowships to enable established scholars to spend a period of time in Leeds to work on research projects in any area of sculpture studies, The fellowships are intended to give individuals the time and space to develop a research project free from their usual work commitments, to introduce them to the Institute and its staff, and to make connections with our research programme. Fellows are encouraged to use…

Call for Papers: Probing the Interior, 1800-2012, 2012, UK

Call for Papers Probing the Interior, 1800-2012 25 May 2012, The Courtauld Institute of Art and King’s College London, UK Bodily, psychic and spatial interiors can be mapped, traversed and violated in multiple ways. This one-day conference will interrogate and re-evaluate the contested terrain of the interior in its varied forms. It will examine the interlacing and overlapping of different types of interiors, and seek to re-position the ‘interior’ in critical terms. Moreover, it will attempt to develop new ways of thinking about the relationship between the decorative arts, furniture, bio-technologies, anatomy…

Call for Papers: Dickens and the Visual Imagination, July 2012, UK

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Call for Papers ‘Dickens and the Visual Imagination’ 9-10 July 2012 An international two-day conference to celebrate the bicentenary of Charles Dickens in 2012. This conference, hosted by the Paul Mellon Centre in London and the University of Surrey in Guildford, will explore the interfaces between art history and textual scholarship through the work of Charles Dickens. The conference programme will also feature a reception at the Watts Gallery in nearby Compton, Surrey, to coincide with the gallery’s exhibition Dickens and Art. Plenary speaker: Professor Kate Flint (Rutgers University). Other…