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“Curating Art History”: Dialogues between museum professionals and academics

7 March 2014

Department of Art History, Film and Visual Studies

The University of Birmingham

7th and 8th May 2014 – The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Catherine De Lorenzo

(University of New South Wales, Australia)

 AND:

 Helen Shaw (University of York); Aparajita Bhattacharya (Hans Raj College, New Delhi, India); Andy Ellis (Public Catalogue Foundation); Karen Raney (Engage Journal); Ming Turner (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan; Vera Carmo (University of Coimbra, Portugal); Elin Morgan (The New Art Gallery, Walsall); Rebecca Darley and Daniel Reynolds (Warburg Institute; The University of Birmingham); Richard Clay, Henry Chapman, Leslie Brubaker (The University of Birmingham); Stacy Boldrick (The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh); Simon Cane (Birmingham Museums Trust)

THEMES:

 Ethnography and curating native art: Australian art history and Aboriginal art; Native American artistic practice and the gallery space; Cataloguing cultural heritage in India and the legacy of colonial policy

Knowledge exchange and development: Providing specialist knowledge to public art collections; gallery education and curatorial strategy

Exhibitions that challenge curatorial practice and art history: Post-humanist desire: Innovative research and methods of display; Crash Music: re-exhibiting impermanent art; Jacob Epstein’s Rock Drill: a creative curatorial opportunity

Case study at the Barber Institute: Exhibiting coins as economic artefacts: Faith and Fortune: visualizing the divine on Byzantine and early Islamic coinage

Round table – International Iconoclasms network: Cross-disciplinary debate and Art Under Attack: Histories of British Iconoclasm at Tate Britain

Tickets (£20 full price; £10 students) can be purchased from the online shop:

http://shop.bham.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&catid=62&prodid=834

Enquiries: arthistoriography@gmail.com

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