Wednesday 11 February 2009, 2.00PM to 16:30
The Royal British Society of Sculptors was founded in 1905. It's present and previous membership includes over 10,000 sculptors and for over a century the society has been the focus for debating and determining sculptural practice in the UK. The Society's headquarters in London holds extensive archival holdings relating to its members and their professional activities, which this event will give staff and students a chance to discover. The Society's archivist will give a presentation on the archives and will then be available to discuss ongoing or potential research projects from undergraduate dissertations through to postdoctoral research. The Society holds documents that go far back into the nineteenth century, relevant to the prehistory of the Society and its founding members, right up to the present. They relate to sculpture in the widest sense, including topics such as exhibitions, competitions, collaboration on architectural projects and the reproduction of sculptural objects.
Location: Kings Manor K/33