View Festival of Art History


VIEW Festival of Art History
7-9 February 2014, Institut Francias
UK’s first art history festival, will explore the multiple facets of art history through debates, talks, film screenings, student presentations, exclusive museum tours and an art book fair.

From academics, curators, collectors, museum directors and art dealers to writers, film directors, artists and journalists, the greatest European personalities will debate and shed light on six main themes.

The Art Lab is a dedicated space in which the work of some of the best young researchers in art history studying in France and the UK will be showcased.

Short talks (c. 15 mins each) have been selected by a jury through a special call for papers and will be presented at the Institut on Saturday 8 February. For this inaugural edition, students were invited to choose one of three themes: Rooms, Deceiving, or Change. Members of the jury include Caterina Cardona (Director, Italian Cultural Institute-London), Arturo Galansino (Curator, Royal Academy), Neville Rowley (Ecole du Louvre & Bode-Museum), Adélia Sabatini (co-curator, VIEW) and Joséphine Seblon (co-curator, VIEW).


Rosanna McNamara (University of Reading)
‘Attitudes Towards the Cult of the Virgin Mary in Medieval Italy: Evidence from the Modifications of Miraculous Icons’
4:30pm February 8th

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