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Topic: art history

Melbourne professor talks artistic use of gold

Arts & Culture

Melbourne professor talks artistic use of gold

February 24, 2020 0 comments

On Feb. 20, Anne Dunlop, Herald Chair of Fine Arts at the University of Melbourne, started her lecture with a zoomed-in shot of the “Annunciation with St. Margaret and St. Ansanus,” a wooden altarpiece adorned with gold that depicts Archangel Gabriel kneeling in front of the Virgin Mary with an olive branch in hand.

Scholars and directors of University-affiliated museums volunteered to share their perspectives on a recent report regarding legal and ethical avenues for the French government to repatriate stolen African art.

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Seminar sparks discourse on decolonizing museums

March 12, 2019 Comments are Disabled

University community members packed the Joukowsky Forum last Wednesday to attend “Decolonizing the Museum: A Teach in,” which saw academics and University-affiliated museum directors give lectures on Felwin Sarr and Bénédicte Savoy’s report to the French government.

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Art history scholar discusses photography’s beginnings

March 6, 2018 Comments are Disabled

“Photography was not born a mass medium. It had to be converted into one through creative work on its technologies, as well as its formats, production, distribution processes, marketing and more.”