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30 Apr

History of Art Research Seminar Tuesday 7 May 2024, 4.00-6.00, Oculus 1.07

Therese Martin (Medieval Studies, Instituto de Historia, CCHS, Madrid) The art of rulership, or material evidence for reigning women: Subh of Córdoba (d. 998/999) and Urraca of León-Castile (d. 1126)

Please note: Seminars are in person only. Everyone welcome. The seminar will be followed by drinks.

10 Nov 2023

HISTORY OF ART RESEARCH SEMINAR | WEDNESDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2023, 5.00-6.30 (on Teams). Myat Aung, PhD candidate, University of Ohio, “A Multisensory Immersion: Experiencing the Nymphaeum and Peristyle Garden at the Villa San Marco in Stabiae”

19 Oct 2023


Dr Nancy Wu, Education Officer Emerita, The Cloisters Museum, New York

"East-West Encounters in the 14th Century: John of Marignolli and the Tribute Horse"

10 Oct 2023

TO ALL STUDENTS Warwick Arts Centre Curator Talk and Student Project -- Wednesday 18th October Time: 2.30pm-3.30pm Venue: FAB0.03

We've organised a special session for all students next Wednesday, 18 October from 2.30-3.30 in FAB 0.03. It's your chance to meet with the Warwick Arts Centre professional staff, hear about the new exhibition and learn about the project you can do.

It's a perfect opportunity to gain gallery experience, especially if you're thinking of making a career in this area. It'll also look good on your CV!

Wednesday 18th October

Time: 2.30pm-3.30pm

Venue: FAB0.03

Curator Talk

Thomas Ellmer, Phantom Sculpture opens in a new window

WAC Curator Thomas Ellmer will discuss the current Mead's Gallery major sculpture exhibition.

Warwick Arts Centre Student Project

WAC Audience Development Officer Becca Randle will present ArtSprint, the Student Gallery Talks Event 2024 including the

Student Project Overview

Your chance to work with Warwick Arts Centre staff to research and develop a gallery talk based on the Autumn/Spring exhibition in the Mead Gallery, and then take part in a public event in the Warwick Arts Centre in Feb 2024.

23 Jul 2021

Anoushka Maini wins prize

Essay competition success for second year History of Art student.

13 Jul 2021

Emma Lovell wins prize

Essay on Leonardo's Map of Imola impressed judges with 'engaging and lucid writing style'.

21 Jul 2020

Finalist Charity Culley awarded Dissertation Prize

History of Art student Charity Culley has been awarded a prize by Warwick's Centre for the Study of the Renaissance for her Finalist Dissertation. The Dr Greg Wells Undergraduate Essay Prizes, now in their third year, are awarded for the best undergraduate intermediate-year and final-year essays and dissertation.

Charity was was awarded for her dissertation focusing on ‘Disguised Symbolism In Lucas Cranach’s Salome At The Feast Of Herod’

09 Jul 2020

Film Screening and Conversation with Oraib Toukan

On Wednesday July 22 we are delighted to be welcoming artist Oraib Toukan to speak about her work, in particular When Things Occur: a 'desktop film' based on Skype conversations with Gaza inhabitants over the summer of 2014. This powerful and topical film probes the face of mourning and grief – its digital embodiment, transmission, and representation. It asks how the gaze gets channeled within the digital realm, how empathy travels, who is 'local' in the representation of war, and what it means to view suffering 'at a distance'.

The film will be made available ahead of the event via a protected Vimeo link for all those who register.

11 Dec 2018

Accessing ‘Island’ - Warwick students participate in discussion at Venice Biennale

Students from the University of Warwick have been key participants in an open discussion/performance at the Venice Biennale British Pavilion.

26 Jun 2018

Last chance to see student art exhibition - ends Wednesday.

The exhibition of works created by students taking the History of Art Practical Art course ends tomorrow (Wednesday 27th June).

Location: Millburn House foyer.



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15 May 2018

Special delivery from Damien Hirst for seminar students

Contemporary artist sends signed exhibition catalogues to students who took part in a seminar with him in Venice last year.

08 May 2018

History of Art students learn ancient painting techniques at mummy mask workshop.

On 7 March, students had the opportunity to try out ancient painting techniques at two specialist workshops led by Jevon Thistlewood, paintings conservator at the Ashmolean Museum. The sessions were organised by the Classics department through IATL, with help from History of Art. Students painted their own mummy portraits using tempera on gesso and encaustic work with cold and hot wax.

First year Art History student, Matthew White, said “It did feel very authentic and the use of wax on painting was a very new idea and good fun…I was especially interested in mixing wax with pigment. This was completely novel to me.”

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