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Events such as talks, screenings, lectures etc.

‘Invention and Imagination in British Art and Architecture, 600-1500’, The British Museum London, 30/10/14 – 1/11/14

Tomorrow, a collaborative event organised by the Paul Mellon Centre and The British Museum, will hosting a conference titled ‘Invention and Imagination in British Art and Architecture, 600-1500’. This conference will ‘explore  the ways in which artists and patrons in Britain devised and introduced new or distinctive imagery, styles and techniques, as well as novel approaches to bringing different media together’; and I cannot wait to attend. One aspect of the Medieval period that has interested me for so long are the ways in which the artists and thinkers of the time were concerned with invention and using imagination as a means for expression. Obviously the society that we live in now, and have been living in since the emergence of science and rational is far different from the ones experienced during the Middle Ages. Through exploring the ways in which patronage etc has effected the modes of expression and ways of understanding the world that surrounded them, art and architecture was a means for the Medieval mind to grasp comprehension and order. Another reason why this conference will …

Spring 2014 public lectures

At the University of York there are many interesting talks, lectures and workshops taking place throughout the year; many of which the History of Department present. I just wanted to encourage anyone interested in expanding their knowledge and learning something new to have a look at the variety of talks and attend one! I have been to a couple of these presentations, and have found them extremely helpful. Whether you’re in first or third year, there will be a talk for you! There’s a talk coming up next week which I am attending, and I think it will prove beneficial towards my dissertation and current module research, and plus because it’s focused on something that I am really interested in! The talk is presented by Dr Meg Boulton (who was a tutor of mine in my first year) and is titled: ‘City of God, city of gold: the symbolic of ecclesiastical ornament in the early Church’. (http://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/public-lectures/spring-2014/city-of-god/) I happened to come across this by pure chance, and I am really grateful that I did – I …

‘SUMM’: Joe Clark and Steven Dickie – The Norman Rea Gallery, University of York

Tonight is the opening of the latest exhibition to be held at The Norman Rea Gallery. For the next two weeks (7th October – 18th October), the gallery will be displaying the works of Joe Clark and Steven Dickie. This show aims to approach the idea of the individual pitted against the various media formats that increasingly make up the world. As a society we both embrace them and are suspicious of them.  Steven Dickie is preoccupied with knowledge in an absolute sense, and Joe Clark with a kind of spiritual or haptic knowledge. Both use a distinct grammar of symbolism as a cipher for their concerns: super-imposing an abstruse language onto media types and processes. For those not acquainted  with The Norman Rea Gallery, it is a university campus art space (located in Derwent College) that promotes the work of both students and professional artists, practicing in a huge range of media. The gallery is run entirely by students for the enjoyment of the whole of campus and the wider university community. What is great about The Norman …

#AskaCurator day – get your questions answered!

Today twitter will be inundated with people voicing questions and queries to gallery and museum curators.  Connecting experts in venues both large and small directly to people of the public, the public who help maintain these venues by attending exhibitions and events, #AskaCurator day invites both parties to ask the questions that they seek answers to – and all through the medium of twitter! What is great about this is that there seems to be little chance for curators and the public to properly interact, and is a great means for those who don’t normally have access to particular museums or galleries to gain that insight they so long to have. #AskaCurator day is open to absolutely everyone – museums, galleries, historic or cultural buildings, theatres – and the public can ask them anything they’re curious about or want more information on. There will be over 525 museums and galleries in around 34 countries taking place in this online event. Click here to see which venue and institution has signed up:  http://www.mardixon.com/wordpress/2013/08/who-to-ask-on-september-18th-for-askacurator-askacurator/ This is a fantastic opportunity, …