Conference: Mapping Materials and Makers: Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951
Mapping Materials and Makers: Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951
25th- 26th February 2011
Sackler Centre, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
This is the final conference for the 3-year AHRC BA project 'Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951'
which will include the launch of the online database and the Mobilising Mapping interface.
This conference celebrates the conclusion of a three-year research programme: Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951. During this period sculptural practice was transformed by urban expansion, the growth of teaching institutions, museums and exhibiting societies, changing attitudes to art and craft, and, above all, the emergence of modernism in the early 20th century. Mapping Sculpture has investigated these changes, and this conference will present a few of the project’s discoveries.
The Mapping Sculpture project is the first comprehensive study of sculptors, related businesses and trades investigated in the context of creative collaborations, art infrastructures, professional networks and cultural geographies. This international conference aims to disseminate some of the project’s initial findings and initiate a dialogue with scholars, curators and students engaged in related research.
How to Book
Ticket price includes buffet lunch.
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You should book through the V&A website.
020 7942 2211
Call for Papers - Now Closed
Papers will explore the project’s main themes:
- the collaborative nature of sculptural practice
- the work of related businesses such as stone carvers, plaster casters, foundries etc.
- the development of art infrastructures (e.g. museums, galleries and art schools) and their impact on the profession
- the role of personal and professional networks (especially those between sculptors and architects)
- how changes in the nature and status of sculpture reflected wider changes in practice
- the place of cultural geographies in shaping the careers of individuals or groups of practitioners
- the emergence of regional and national identities
For more information contact Marjorie Trusted and Alison Yarrington.
Mapping Sculpture is a partnership between University of Glasgow History of Art, the Victoria & Albert Museum and Henry Moore Institute.
The conference will also mark the launch of ‘Mobilising Mapping’, a new mobile interface.