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Visiting professorships at the Yale Center for British Art Graduate Summer Seminar in June 2011

Posted on 1 February 2011

Head of Department, Mark Hallett, and Sarah Victoria Turner, a lecturer in the History of Art Department, will travel to Yale to take part in a week-long graduate seminar entitled 'Making Art, Picturing Practice: The Artist’s Studio in Britain ca. 1700–1900'.

In June 2011, Mark Hallett (Head of Department) and Sarah Victoria Turner (Lecturer in History of Art) will travel to the Yale Center for British Art (YCBA) to give a series of seminars, talks and workshops as part of a weeklong graduate student seminar, which is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. They will be working closely with Dr Martina Droth, Head of Research, and other staff at the YCBA. The seminar is open to doctoral candidates working on topics relating to the artist’s studio and artistic practice in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries. It will focus on the studio as understood in its broadest sense, both as site and idea, and will closely examine representations of studios alongside other evidence of their function and appearance. Incorporating a wide range of materials and objects held by the Center, as well as in other collections at Yale and nearby museums, the purpose of the seminar is to interrogate representations and interpretations of the studio through primary visual documents, developing methods for the analysis and critique of the visual and material culture that can inform our understanding of art practices.