Thursday 14 May 2020
8:05 pm – 9:00 pm
Free, but prior booking essential
Open Courtauld Hour – The Courtauld Institute of Art’s brand new weekly series of Art historical mini-festivals – is here!
In this session, our experts discuss the Courtauld’s ever-changing approach to the online publication of its extensive photographic collection (via the development of an ambitious digitisation project encompassing 3.3 million prints and negatives), the implementation of scientific techniques of conservation and the challenges/opportunities this pandemic may provide those working in the field.
In light of the changing landscape of art history, we will be joined by Aviva Burnstock (Professor and Head of the Department of Conservation and Technology at the Courtauld Institute of Art), Theo Gordon (Sackler Postdoctoral Fellow 2019-20 at the Courtauld Institute of Art), Tom Bilson (Head of Digital Media at the Courtauld Institute of Art) and artist and poet Muneera Pilgrim.
Aviva Burnstock | Theo Gordon | Tom Bilson | Muneera Pilgrim
The series will touch on pertinent issues — exploring how artists and galleries are adapting to the digital world, showcasing art historical research in light of this global pandemic and providing a platform for creative practice lockdown. These episodes will focus on four themes impacting the arts today. This will range from ‘Art in Isolation’, ‘Art and Wellbeing’, ‘The Future of Art History’ to ‘Women Artists’.
This weekly online event will take place from wherever you, via zoom, will give you time to clap for our carers — the event launching on Thursday the 30th of April, 20.05 – 21.00.
Details on how to join will be sent to all those who have registered 48 hours before each episode. Registration is free but must be pre-booked.
The Courtauld Fund
Raising money for student wellbeing services
Link to donate: https://courtauld.ac.uk/support/scholarships/courtauldfund
Source : The Courtauld Institute of Art