Three approaches to three dimensions

Three Workshops and a Conference on Sculpture and Change

Workshop II: Relocated Objects

Friday, 2 December 2011

13.45 - 18.15, Research Forum South Room

relief of Christ being placed in his tomb
Donatello, Entombment, 1449, moved 1582, c.1650, 1891; repainted and re-gilded c.1582, 1749, c.1840; polychromed limestone with ceramic and marble inlay. 188 x 138 cm. High Altar, Basilica di Sant’ Antonio, Padua. Photo: Jim Harris

Speaker(s): Ann Adams (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Dr Lindsay Allen (King’s College, London, Lauren Barnes (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Anna Ferrari (University of Cambridge), Emma Jones (University of Cambridge), Sofia Marques (Victoria and Albert Museum), Dr Nigel Morpeth (Leeds Metropolitan University), Geoff Nuttall (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Harriette Peel (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Dr Melanie Vandenbrouck-Przybylski (Victoria and Albert Museum), Simon Watney (University of the Creative Arts, Farnham)

Ticket/entry details: All welcome but numbers are limited. Advance booking by noon Wednesday 30 November 2011 is required. For further information and to making a book please contact

Organised by: Dr Jim Harris

The ways in which sculptural objects are affected by changes to themselves and their environments are complex. What new opportunities for examination and understanding, then, are presented by the movement of sculpture? And what new insights can be gained from understanding how, where and when sculpture has been moved?

How objects are transformed by their removal from or replacement in different contexts and how physical and social trauma is recorded in sculpture changes our view of its meaning.  How does redisplay affect the power of the object and the perception of the viewer? Does the trans-national movement of sculpture open or close the possibility of understanding it?

This workshop will focus on the objects of sculpture, and the implications for our understanding of their movement, collection, re-use, re-classification and re-display.

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For the Calls for Papers for the Workshop III on 10 February 2012 and the conference on 11/12 May 2012, click here

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