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Special Relationship | The Smithsonian Showcase at the University of Glasgow

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The inaugural ‘Smithsonian Showcase’ held at the University of Glasgow in October 2019 celebrated the university’s strategic partnership with the Smithsonian Institution. Here Dr Allan Madden, lecturer in History of Art who helped coordinate the week-long series of events, shares the programme details and his experience of participating in this important next stage for the long-term collaboration.… Continue reading

Congratulations to our PGT prizewinners!

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Each year, a prize is awarded to our top performers on our postgraduate taught programmes. This year, the prize has been shared between Katie Lombardo (MLitt Art History: Renaissance) and Ilia Ryzhenko (MLitt Film & Television Studies), who both achieved outstanding results in their dissertations. We spoke to Katie and Ilia to find out what… Continue reading

The Hive Mind | Welcoming a New Curatorial Collective

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Fresh off the back of the Glasgow School of Art’s Graduate Degree Show 2019, we are delighted to introduce the work and ambitions of Hive, a new curatorial collective founded as a result of our MLitt in Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art). Here they reflect on the need for collaboration, of finding innovative ways to reach… Continue reading

Calculated Authenticity | Reflections on art & algorithms by Daniel Rautenbach

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As part of our Inclusive/Exclusive season, we invited Daniel Rautenbach – artist, curator and graphic designer based in Cape Town – to share some reflections on the creative relationship between analogue and digital culture. His response is informed by ‘From the Analogue to Digital & Back’, a presentation given by History of Art’s Dr Alexandra… Continue reading

INTERNSHIP: Visual Arts and Climate Change Adaptation

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While studying on our Masters programme in History of Art, MSc Collecting and Provenance student Justyna Ładosz is completing an internship with local charity Creative Carbon Scotland. Here she tells us about her experience. Over the last six months I have been working as the Arts and Adaptation Research Intern for Creative Carbon Scotland (CCS). CCS is a charity working across Scotland, which aims to increase collaboration between the cultural and sustainability sectors. My job was… Continue reading

Stirling Castle | A Renaissance Palace Field Trip

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This month, the students from our Postgraduate ‘Renaissance Dress’ course took a field trip to Stirling Castle, led by our resident Dress Historian Dr Sally Tuckett and Stirling Castle expert Dr Sally Rush. Postgraduate student Laura Oland from the MLitt Dress and Textile Histories programme tells us about her experience.   As an international student… Continue reading

17th Century Dutch Painting Reconstruction

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History of Art postgraduate taught student Riley Cruttenden from our Technical Art History programme tells us about the reconstruction of a 17th Century Dutch painting. MLitt students in Technical Art History created reconstructions of 17th century Dutch canvas stretching and painting preparation processes. Technical Art History makes use of primary sources, scientific analysis, and technical reconstructions to… Continue reading

Remembering Dada in Glasgow

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On the 3rd November 2016, a group of academics and postgraduate students marked the centenary of Dada at the “Dada 1916-2016: A Century of Revolt” symposium at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow. Organised and presented by Dr. Debbie Lewer, Dr. Dominic Paterson and Professor David Hopkins of the University of Glasgow History of… Continue reading

Society for Renaissance Studies 7th Biennial Conference

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From 18 to 20 July 2016, the University of Glasgow played host to the Society for Renaissance Studies 7th Biennial Conference. The event gathered speakers and participants from a breadth of locations including the United Kingdom, the United States, Poland, Greece, Ireland, Australia and many more. Such diverse representation truly mirrored not only the volume… Continue reading