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Art History in the Pub | 26 March

Join us on Monday 26 March in Bristol with Michael Liversage on the fine art of forging fine art. Fakes have been around for years and accounts for multiple billions every year. What does the history of forgery tell art historians about the history of art?

Women Artists and the Modern Church in Britain

Wednesday 4 April 2018, 6.30-8.30pm. This talk explores the relationship between Christian sacred spaces, from vast and well-known cathedrals to rural chapels, and women artists in a period in which feminism, culture, and Christianity engaged in new dialogues.

Art and the Apocalypse | ACE Trust

Friday 16 March 2018, 6.30-6.30pm. Natasha O’ Hear and Anthony O’Hear (daughter and father) are the winners of the ACE/Mercers’ Book Award, and will be giving a lecture that develops the themes of their winning book Picturing the Apocalypse.

The Elephant in the Room: Ivory and the Art World

Thursday 22 March 2018 from 6.30pm to 8pm, followed by a drinks reception. Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN Free to attend. Please register here. On 6 October 2017, Environment Secretary Michael Gove announced plans to implement a total ban on the UK’s trade of ivory. The ban […]

Zola: Champion of the Impressionists

Friday 20 April, 6.30–7.30pm The National Gallery Sainsbury Wing Theatre Michael Rosen and Christopher Riopelle Author and former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen discusses the work of the French novelist and art critic Émile Zola. They will look at his role as champion of Monet and the Impressionists, his friendship with Cézanne, and his surprising exile in the suburbs of […]

The Legacy of Degas’s Art Collection

Friday 23 March, 6.30pm The National Gallery Sainsbury Wing Theatre Julien Domercq, Jane Munro, Christopher Riopelle, Anna Gruetzner Robins 100 years ago, following Degas’s death, a sale of his vast private art collection became ‘the event of the season.’ A panel of experts discuss the impact this and further sales had on the collections of two galleries: the National Gallery, London and Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. […]

Printing Colour 1700–1830 Conference

Printing Colour 1700-1830: Discoveries, Rediscoveries and Innovations in the Long Eighteenth Century Conference: 10-11 April 2018 (Senate House, London) Private views: 12 April 2018 (British Museum, Courtauld Institute of Art, Rob Dixon, Senate House Library, Roger Smith, St Bride Library, V&A, Wellcome Collection) Keynotes: Margaret Morgan Graselli (National Gallery of Art) and Martin Andews (Reading) Convenors: Elizabeth Savage […]

Probing Provenance: Sources, Methods and Implications

Probing Provenance: Sources, Methods and Implications Workshop 28 March 2018 (Institute for Historical Research, London) Hosted by The Society for the History of Collecting. The Society for the History of Collecting is pleased to announce a workshop on provenance on 28th March 2018. It will bring together distinguished researchers with a range of geographical and […]

Seminar on the Representation of Memory

Seminar on the Representation of Memory Time: Friday 16 March from 11 am – 1 pm Place: Regent’s University London Inner Circle, Regent’s Park London, NW1 4NS Organisers: Deborah Schultz, Patricia Hull This seminar is designed to bring together scholars working on the representation of memory in the visual arts. For the first seminar, we […]

New Directions in the Study of Medieval Sculpture Conference

New Directions in the Study of Medieval Sculpture March 16 – 17 2018 Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Registration Now Open Contemporary medieval sculpture studies have opened the field to comparative and inclusive research that embraces the social, performative, gendered and ritual uses of medieval sculpture. This two-day international conference provides an opportunity for scholars and […]

Annual Medieval Postgraduate Student Colloquium

23rd Annual Medieval Postgraduate Student Colloquium: Collecting (in) the Middle Ages Friday 16 February 2018 10:00 am – 5:45 pm Registration from 9.30 am Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 0RN The Courtauld Institute of Art’s 23rd Annual Medieval Postgraduate Colloquium invites speakers to consider the nature […]

Architectural History Workshop

The Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain (SAHGB) invites participation for the 2018 Architectural History Workshop. This annual event is for postgraduate students and early career scholars to share and develop their ideas.

Medieval & Early Modern Spaces & Places | The Open University | Milton Keynes, 23-24 February

The Open University will be hosting their annual two-day conference on spaces and places on 23-24 February 2018.

Seeking the Marvellous: Ithell Colquhoun, British Women & Surrealism conference

Seeking the Marvellous is a two-day interdisciplinary symposium that will examine the work of Ithell Colquhoun and other women connected both with Surrealism and with Britain. Organised by Plymouth College of Art in partnership with the Black Mirror research network.

Association for Art History | Bookfair 2018

The Bookfair is a key part of our Annual Conference. It is open to a range of different exhibitors who are keen to engage with those researching or practicing art history.

Association for Art History | 2018 Annual Conference, London, 5-7 April 2018

The Association for Art History’s 2018 Annual Conference for art history and visual culture will take place in London, 5-7 April 2018.