A bequest is a wonderful way to support the Courtauld Institute of Art. By remembering us in this way you could join others and really make a difference, just as as John Hayes did with the John Hayes Travel Fund. All bequest gifts, regardless of size, will help our gifted students, attract the best staff, maintain and develop our libraries and resources, and care for and conserve our art collections and galleries. A bequest will be used in accordance with your wishes and there are many areas where your gift could have a lasting impact upon the life and work of the Courtauld Institute of Art. We would be delighted to hear from you if you have included the Courtauld in your Will, or if you are considering doing so.

Please visit our website www.courtald.ac.uk for information on leaving a legacy to the Courtauld or speak to us in confidence by calling Kate Knight on 020 7848 2194 or email kate.knight@courtauld.ac.uk.

A Lasting Gift: The John Hayes Travel Fund

Throughout his lifetime John Hayes was devoted to the Courtauld Institute and we were touched to learn from the executors of his will that he had left a generous bequest to the Institute. His gift in perpetuity will take the form of ‘The John Hayes Travel Fund’. This important fund will provide bursaries to enable Courtauld undergraduate students to travel abroad to further their knowledge through the examination of original works of art. Student trips abroad, accompanied and led by Courtauld academics, staff and tutors, offer a unique and enriching learning experience that is eagerly absorbed by the participating students. We very much look forward to making these awards in early summer 2007.

Tony Halliday’s Gift to our Collections

Art historian and classical scholar, Dr Tony Halliday, Courtauld graduate and external examiner, who later taught at Newcastle University, died in April 2006. His main area of interest was late 18th and early 19th century French art. His executors felt that he would have wanted his large collection of books and prints to be offered to an academic institution, most particularly the Courtauld. As a result, about 40 prints were chosen including two lithographs by Gericault, a fine engraving by Claude Mellan and a portrait by Nanteuil of Cardinal Mazarin. These and a number of mostly French reproductive prints will greatly enhance the Courtauld collections and will be a valuable teaching resource.

A number of his books have been chosen by the book library, and students and faculty at the Courtauld benefited from the opportunity to buy a quantity of his books in the second-hand book sale.

DR JOANNA SELBORNE
Curator of Prints


Public Lectures

Frank Davis Memorial Lecture Series Autumn Term 2006: Disciplines Unbound

7 November
Lisa Tickner, Professor of Art History, Middlesex University
The Gestetner Revolution: The Hornsey Sit-In of 1968

14 November
Rosalyn Deutsche, Professor of Art History, Barnard College, New York
Lawler’s Rude Museum
This talk interprets two works by Louise Lawler: Statue before Painting, Perseus with the Head of Medusa by Canova (early 1980s) and Birdcalls (1971/1981).

5 December
Janet Wolff, Professor of Performance, Screen and Visual Cultures, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research for the Arts (CIDRA), University of Manchester
The Sociological Image

 

Modern and Contemporary Research Seminars: Autumn Term 2006

Monday 13 November, 5:30 p.m., Seminar Room 1
Rakhee Balaram, Courtauld Institute of Art
Femmes Révolutionnaires: Art and Liberation in 1970’s France

Monday 20 November, 5:30 p.m., Seminar Room 1
Kathleen Campagnolo, Courtauld Institute of Art
Walter De Maria: Portrait Works of the 1960s

Monday 27 November, 5:30 p.m., Seminar Room 1
Melanie Vandenbrouck, Courtauld Institute of Art
Colonialism, Gender and Race: Framing Algeria in Horace Vernet’s Smala (1845)

Monday 4 December, 5:30 p.m., Seminar Room 1
Kristin Patterson, Courtauld Institute of Art
Ana Mendieta’s Documents: Event, Memory, Desire Organised by Mignon Nixon