Posted on 24 July 2012
Led by Dr Martina Droth (Director of Research, Yale Center for British Art), Professor Mark Hallett and Dr Sarah Victoria Turner, the seminar brought together PhD students working on aspects of the artist's studio in Britain c. 1700-1900 for a three-day event. Students from York worked with PhDs from Yale University, University of California, Berkeley, the Courtauld Institute of Art and Paris Sorbonne Nouvelle. The group visited the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds and York Art Gallery to look at archival material and students gave papers on their research at a symposium. Plans are underway for the third MAPP seminar, the first of which was held at the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven last year. The purpose of the next seminar in 2013 is to plan a collaborative publication which has arisen from objects and material encountered at the MAPP seminars. The seminars have been very kindly supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and the Department of History of Art at York.