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Ways of Seeing Conference 2023

November 25, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm GMT

Free – £24.00

Ways of Seeing, the Association for Art History’s annual one day conference for A Level students and teachers takes place at the V&A, South Kensington on Saturday 25 November, 2023. The event is unique in its focus of bringing together students and teachers of History of Art and Art, Craft and Design.For more than fifteen years Ways of Seeing has covered many different topics including propaganda, patronage, the body, sculpture, gender, nationality and, most recently, nature. The theme for this autumn will be War.Please note, this event is for A Level students and school teachers only. We cannot accommodate children under the age of 17. Adults must bring proof of their school teacher status as we reserve the right not to admit adults who are unable to provide this.PROGRAMMEMORNING10.15 – 10.45 Registration, Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre11.00 – 11.10 Welcome & Introduction to the day11.10 – 11.35 Mars, Minerva and war in classical mythology | Leslie Primo, freelance art historian11.35 – 11.55 The Art of Kindness: War and the British Red Cross | Mehzebin Adam-Suter, Museum Curator, The British Red Cross11.55 – 12.15 Women Artists and the Second World War: Evelyn Dunbar and Laura Knight | Claire Brenard, Curator, Imperial War Museum12.15- 12.25 The Palace of Culture and Science, 1952 | Sambor P Lev Rudnev, ARTiculations Finalist12.25 – 12.35 Q&A12.35 – 13.30 Lunch13.05 – 13.25 Studying Art History at UniversityPut your questions to undergraduates from University of York, Essex and other departments and hear them discuss their experiencesAFTERNOON13.30 – 13.35 Welcome back13.35 – 14.25 CPD workshop for teachersThe depiction and influence of war in art & design | Gallery based self-led exploration for studentsStudents will have the chance to explore depictions and influence of war through key examples in the V&A’s permanent collection using a self-led activity.14.30 – 14.55 The Battle for Memory: Avant-Garde Art in Europe After the First World War | Gallery based self-led exploration for studentsMichael White, History of Art, University of York14.55- 15.20 Looting and restitution talk title tbc | Jacques Schumacher, Senior Provenance Research Curator, V&A15.20-15.30 Q&A and CloseAs part of our ongoing commitment to supporting art history in state schools we are able to offer up to 100 free tickets to state schools teachers and students wanting to attend Ways of Seeing. These will be allocated on a first come first served basis, after which teachers and students will have to pay the standard rates. Update: Free places are now sold out.For any further questions or special requests please email events@forarthistory.org.ukImage credit: Ways of Seeing, John Berger BBC TV series graphic


November 25, 2023
11:00 am - 3:30 pm GMT
Free – £24.00
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