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Seventeenth-Century Oil Paintings on Canvas from Safavid Iran: People from ‘Parts Unknown’

Monday, 19 May, 2014 by Natasha Morris

As part of the pioneering Persian and Islamic arts lecture series at the Courtauld, eminent Persianist scholar Dr Eleanor Sims examined the case of ‘people from parts unknown’. The works in question were two suites of almost life-size oil paintings … Continue reading

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The Quintessential Billie Holiday

Monday, 31 March, 2014 by Costanza Beltrami

Professor Carol Tulloch’s talk The Quintessential Billie Holiday explored the different ‘style narratives’ created by the famous jazz singer Billie Holiday (1915-59) during her career. As defined by Tulloch, a ‘style narrative’ is a form of ‘self-telling’ which uses specific … Continue reading

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Threads of protest: hand making as world making

Monday, 31 March, 2014 by Katarzyna Falecka

    The ‘Threads of Protest’ lecture provided a summary of Professor Julia Bryan-Wilson’s current book project entitled Craft Crisis: Handmade Art and Activism since 1970. Examining the issues of labour, hand making and process within late twentieth-century craft practices … Continue reading

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Conservation practice as a field of ethical, material and historical investigation

Friday, 28 March, 2014 by Katarzyna Falecka

Conservation practice has long been kept away from the eyes of the public with museums seeking to draw attention to the aesthetic qualities of objects, which are often presented as seemingly untouched by time. The debate ‘How are Conservation Decisions … Continue reading

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Exhibit ‘A.’ Russian Art: Collections, Exhibitions and Archives, 21-22 March 20

Friday, 28 March, 2014 by Costanza Beltrami

  Organised by the Cambridge Courtauld Russian Art Centre (CCRAC) in collaboration with the Moscow Lomonosov State University, the two-day conference Exhibit ‘A’. Russian Art: Collection, Exhibitions and Archives was remarkable for its inclusiveness. Papers ranged in scope from the … Continue reading

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Flip, Linger, Glide: The Movements of Magazine Pictures and Their Publics c. 1915

Tuesday, 25 March, 2014 by Costanza Beltrami

  Jennifer Greenhill’s talk focused on the illustrations of early 20th -century female periodicals, especially the work of American illustrator Coles Phillips (1880-1927).  As owner of an advertising agency and illustrator of mass-consumption magazines, Phillips is a fitting character to … Continue reading

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War Memorials of the Great War: Britain, France, Germany: Jay Winter

Monday, 24 March, 2014 by Hannah Rutherford-Roke

People have died in thirty-one separate armed conflicts so far in 2014, the centary year of the outbreak of the Great War, thought at the time to be the war to end all wars. The fact so military conflict continues … Continue reading

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An ‘Untapped Goldmine for the Dress Historian’: Amateur Film as Visual Heritage and Assessing the Excavation Potential: Heather Norris Nicholson

Thursday, 20 February, 2014 by Katarzyna Falecka

By : Katarzyna Falęcka   Forming the third lecture of the Spring 2014 Friend Lecture Series, Dr Heather Norris Nicholson’s talk entitled An ‘Untapped Goldmine for the Dress Historian’: Amateur Film as Visual Heritage and Assessing the Excavation Potential, examined … Continue reading

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The Visual Brain and the Straight Line

Tuesday, 11 February, 2014 by Costanza Beltrami

Caroline Villers Research Fellowship Lecture: How our Visual Brains Interpret Painted Lines Tuesday, 4 February 2014, Dr Pia Gottschaller (Caroline Villers Research Fellow 2012-13) Reflecting the focus of the Caroline Villers research fellowship, Pia Gotschaller’s work is mainly focused on technical art … Continue reading

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Boundaries in Medieval Art and Architecture (Annual Medieval Postgraduate Colloquium, 2nd February 2014)

Wednesday, 5 February, 2014 by James Alexander Cameron

The Thursday before the nineteenth annual medieval colloquium, the longest running of all the Courtauld’s postgraduate student conferences, was a very special occasion. It was the official launch of the new book of the Institute’s longest serving current lecturer, Joanna … Continue reading

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