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Migrants: art, artists, materials and ideas crossing borders

Conference 15-16 November 2018, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, UK Tickets are now available for the Hamilton Kerr Institute’s two-day conference on Migrants: art, artists, materials and ideas crossing borders The Hamilton Kerr Institute’s upcoming two-day conference will reflect on the role of migration as embodied in works of art, material culture and their conservation.   The […]

Art Out Loud at Chatsworth

September 21, 2018

The only UK weekend festival of public talks about art. Hosted at Chatsworth House, this year’s speakers include Linder Sterling, Idris Khan, and 2017 Turner Prize winner Lubaina Himid. As Chatsworth House celebrates the completion of its biggest restoration and conservation project in 200 years, architecture and design feature in many of this year’s talks. […]

“Visual Pedagogies” 5th Biannual Conference of the International Association for Visual Culture

September 13, 2018

The International Association for Visual Culture is pleased to announce its fifth biannual conference, titled “Visual Pedagogies”. The event takes place September 13-15, 2018 and is hosted by the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London.   With over forty contributors from countries across five continents, the conference will also include keynotes by Griselda Pollock (University of Leeds), Jill Casid (University of Wisconsin – Madison), Inés Dussel (Cinvestav), and Petár Jandríc (Zagreb University of Applied […]

Text Artefact Identity: Horace Walpole and the Queer Eighteenth Century

February 16, 2019

An international conference, 15-16 February 2019, London. This conference will bring together scholars and curators from the disciplines of Literature, Cultural History, Art and Architectural History, and Heritage to investigate LGBTQ perspectives on the ‘long’ eighteenth century. Hosted inside Horace Walpole’s Gothic villa at Strawberry Hill in west London, it will complement a major exhibition […]

Painting Childhood: A study day at Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park

March 29, 2019

Children have long fascinated artists and have been captured in images ranging from formal portraits to humorous genre scenes and intensely personal family sketches. These diverse works will be the subject of two exhibitions at Compton Verney from 16 March – 16 June 2019. Painting Childhood: Hans Holbein to Lucian Freud will present a survey […]

Psychoanalysis and American Art

22 – 23 March, 2019 The Courtauld Institute of Art ‘…I shall avoid the temptation of entering upon a critique of American civilization; I do not wish to give an impression of wanting myself to employ American methods.’ Sigmund Freud, Civlization and its Discontents (1931). ‘…some intellectuals go so far as to relate the demise […]

Art History for Everyone

September 2018 – July 2019, term-time Saturdays. Free Art History EPQ/A level courses at the Wallace Collection and National Gallery for state maintained sector students. The deadline for applications is 10th September however students are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible: From September 2018, students will have the opportunity to study for a taught […]


December 6, 2018

Our annual Careers Days are for anyone interested in pursuing a career in the competitive arts, culture and heritage sectors. The day offers an opportunity for people to benefit from the expertise and experience of professionals working in areas such as curating, conservation, arts journalism, and research.

Association for Art History | New Voices, Art & Conflict

November 9, 2018

New Voices is the Association for Art History’s annual one-day conference for new postgraduate research about art, art history and visual culture. This year also marks 20 years of New Voices for art history.


November 24, 2018

WAYS OF SEEING 2018 | IDENTITIES IN ART & ARCHITECTURE National Gallery London 24 November 2018 Save the date Now in its 11th year, Ways of Seeing is the Association for Art History’s popular annual one-day conference for sixth form students and teachers. It’s an opportunity for those teaching or learning about art and art […]