Friday, 30 April 2010

Conference on the history of art education

Art Schools: Inventions, Invective and Radical Possibilities
Friday 11 June and Saturday 12 June
UCL Chadwick Lecture Theatre

This conference considers the intellectual apparatus and physical
spaces that structure art education today by exploring the history and
legacy of the life room as both physical and intellectual space, and
examining the traditions of looking and approaches to knowledge it
established. Speakers include academics, curators and artists.

Pre-booking essential.
Tickets £25 (£15 concessions)

For booking information and full conference programme, please see

The conference is organised by UCL Art Collections, the Royal Collection
and the University of Brighton in conjunction with Naomi Salaman’s
exhibition 'Looking Back at the Life Room' at the Strang Print Room, UCL.

Dr Emma Chambers
UCL Art Collections
Strang Print Room
University College London
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT

T: +44 (0)20 7679 2821

Exhibition: Looking Back at the Life Room - a project by Naomi Salaman (till 11 June 2010)

Conference: Art Schools: Invention, Invective and Radical Possibilities (11 & 12 June 2010)

Friday, 23 April 2010

Postgraduate symposium in Design History and Material Culture Studies

Material Culture and the Culture of Materials:

University of Brighton's Postgraduate Design History Society
5th Annual Symposium
17 June 2010

I am arguably biased as I have been involved in arranging Brighton Postgraduate Design History Society (PDHS to us) which is now in its fifth year. The day will feature six papers from postgraduate researchers from within and beyond the university, across a range of topics and historical periods, united by our common focus of design history and material culture studies.

The event is free of charge but registration is necessary. To register please contact


10.30-11 Registration and coffee

11am Welcome

11-11.30 Verity Clarkson – ‘It was all done with smiles’: Exhibiting Cold War Retellings of Anglo-Russian History
11.30-12 Lyanne Holcombe - Regent Palace, Aesthetic Reform and the Arts and Crafts Winter Garden
12-12.30 Ness Wood – ‘It's So New-Fashioned’: Hille Furniture from Tradition to Modernity

12.30-1.30 Lunch

1.30-2 Cheryl Roberts - 'Disrespectful Foreign Innovations': Trouser Tensions in the Inter-war Years

2-2.30 June Rowe - The Essential Accessory: Lipstick in Britain during World War Two
2.30-3 Jane Hattrick - Norman Hartnell's Time-Travelling Archive: Love, Loss and Memory

3-3.30 Coffee break

3.30-4 Bridget Millmore - Endings and Edgings: Tracing the Cultural Biography of a Lace Sample Book
4.4-30 Marie McLoughlin - Does Fashion transcend both Craft and Design?

4.30 – Wine reception

The University of Brighton’s Postgraduate Design History Society was established in 2005

to create a peer-to-peer research network for local MA and PhD students

in the areas of design history and material culture.

We welcome new members.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Event for tutors: Forthcoming V&A exhibitions

This could be useful -get an insight into forthcoming exhibitions at the V&A by attending an afternoon of talks:

Events for Tutors
Forthcoming V&A Exhibitions: All You Need to Know

Wednesday 5 May
Hochhauser Auditorium

Hear from the curators of forthcoming V&A exhibitions in an afternoon of talks designed to assist and inspire you in planning projects and course content around our temporary exhibition programme.

Highlights include:
Shadow Catchers: Camera-less photography
13 October 2010-20 February 2011

Imperial Chinese Robes from the Forbidden City
20 October 2010-16 January 2011

Yohji Yamamoto
March 2011-July 2011

The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement in Britain, 1860-1900
2 April 2011-17 July 2011

Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990
24 September 2011-8 January 2012

Free, ticketed. Refreshments included.
To book call +44 (0)20 7942 2211

(Leanne Manfredi Programme Manager: Higher Education and Creative Industries)
020 7942 2533