Online Talk 
2.00pm - 3.30pm
10 December 2020
Free - via Zoom
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As part of Aesthetics of Cruelty: Representations of Violence and Dehumanisation in Russia and South Africa, Dr Andrea Gullotta (Lecturer, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Glasgow) will take part in a panel presentation at this online event. His talk is titled: Where is Hell? Representational Challenges of the Virtual Exhibition 'Beauty in Hell Culture in the Gulag'. The other speakers are Professor Anna Suvorova (Department of Culture Studies, Perm State National Research University, Russia) wiho will talk about Outsider Art and Soviet Psychiatry: Alexander Lobanov's Case and Pfunzo Sidogi (Lecturer, Department of Fine and Studio Arts, Tshwane University of Technology) who will talk about Apartheid Concentration Camps: The Brutalities of Urban Segregation in the Work of Black South African Artists. Followed by a virtual audience discussion.

Beauty in Hell Relaunch
Friday 30 October 2020
4.00pm - 5.00pm
Free - via Zoom
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In 2017, The Hunterian launched a virtual exhibition about the Solovki prison camp based on Dr Andrea Gullotta's research. Three years down the line, the world is resorting more and more to online resources and the memory of the Gulag has become one of the most debated topic in Russian culture. For this reason, the exhibition will be relaunched on 30 October - the Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Political Repression in the former USSR. Irina Flige, Director of the Research and Information Centre Memorial in St. Petersburg will speak at this event, together with Andrea Gullotta. The event will be chaired by Steph Scholten, Director of The Hunterian.


Beauty in Hell Reception
Thursday 14 September 2017
5.30pm - 7.00pm
Hunterian Museum
Free - by invitation
A special reception to launch the virtual exhibition Beauty in Hell: Culture in the Gulag. Guests will hear from exhibition curator Dr Andrea Gullotta, new Hunterian Director Steph Scholten, and there will be a preview of the contents of the exhibition plus refreshments.

Friday 29 September 2017
12.00pm - 4.00pm
Hunterian Museum
Free - all welcome
Find out more about the research behind Beauty in Hell: Culture in the Gulag at this year's Explorathon - the celebration for European Researchers' Night which takes place across Scotland on 29 September.  

Beauty in Hell: Culture in the Gulag - Exhibiting the Lives and the Art of the Prisoners of the Solovki Prison Camp
Friday 27 October 2017
7.30pm - 9.00pm
Pushkin House, London
At this event, Dr Andrea Gullotta will speak about the challenges of exhibiting the Gulag. He will then analyse some study cases, devoting particular attention to the way he decided to exhibit the lives and cultural activities of the prisoners of the camp. For further information or to book, visit the Pushkin House website.

Hunterian Insight Talks
Our popular lunchtime talks take place every Tuesday at 1.00pm and last approximately 10 minutes. Admission is free and all are welcome. The talks below are related to Beauty in Hell: Culture in the Gulag.

Culture in the Gulag: A Student's Experience of a Virtual Exhibition
Tuesday 12 September 2017
Alice Keen, Museum Studies MSc student
Hunterian Museum

Beauty in Hell: Culture in the Gulag
Tuesday 5 December 2017
Dr Andrea Gullotta, Lecturer in Russian Studies, University of Glasgow
Hunterian Museum