Richard Johns and Jason Edwards Speaking at Conference to Complement 'Turner and the Sea' Exhibition

Posted on 25 February 2014

Royal Museums Greenwich is hosting the 'Maritime Culture and Britain in the Age of J. M. W. Turner' conference on 21st and 22nd March, to coincide with the 'Turner and the Sea' exhibition which has been co-curated by Richard Johns and Christine Riding.

The conference aims to place Turner’s seascapes within a broader maritime context, and to explore the cultural and political significance of the sea during his lifetime.

Richard will be presenting his paper ‘Now for the painter’: Turner and the Sea at Greenwich, and Jason Edwards will be speaking on Sperm, Blood, Blubber, Bone, Oil and Water: the 19th-Century Visual and Literary (Sub)Cultures of Whaling. We are delighted thatYork PhD student Cicely Robinson will also be speaking at the conference, presenting her paper Relegation or Patriotic Promotion: a Reconsideration of George IV’s Donation of Turner’s.

Battle of Trafalgar to the National Gallery of Naval Art

View the draft programme Maritime Culture and Britain in the Age of J. M. W. Turner (PDF , 148kb)

Further details and a booking form are available here.