40 Years of Art and Art History in Scotland Study Days (Fri 1 March ticket)

Fri Mar 01 2024 at 09:30 am to 03:30 pm

Pleasance Theatre | Edinburgh

Scottish Society for Art History
Publisher/HostScottish Society for Art History
40 Years of Art and Art History in Scotland Study Days (Fri 1 March ticket)
Study Day hosted by the Scottish Society for Art History in partnership with Art UK, National Galleries Scotland and Visual Arts Scotland.
About this Event

Scottish Society for Art History in partnership with Art UK, National Galleries Scotland and Visual Arts Scotland

Study Days 2024: Forty Years of Art and Art History in Scotland, 1984-2024

Pleasance Theatre - Upper Hall, Edinburgh

1-2 March 2024

2024 is a significant year for Scottish art history - it marks the fortieth anniversary of the creation of the Scottish Society for Art History in 1984. The SSAH was founded to promote and support the study and enjoyment of art and art history in Scotland – a mission that the Society upholds today.

2024 is a landmark year for several other Scottish organisations and artists. The National Galleries of Scotland will celebrate the centenary of the birth of Eduardo Paolozzi (1924–2005). The 150th anniversary of the birth of J D Fergusson (1874-1961) will be marked by Culture Perth and Kinross. It is the centenary of Visual Arts Scotland, founded as the Scottish Society of Women Artists in 1924. To celebrate these milestone anniversaries, this two-day event will explore key artistic developments in Scotland over the past forty years and look to the future.

Programme - day 1, Friday 1 March

09.30-09.55 Registration, including refreshments

10.00-10.15 Welcome and introductions: Claire Robinson, Scottish Society for Art History; Aimee Murphy, Art UK; Tavienne Bridgwater, Visual Arts Scotland

10.15-10.45 Keynote presentation – Professor Duncan Macmillan FRSA FRSE HRSA

10.45-10.50 Questions

10.50-11.00 Short break, no refreshments

Session 1: Celebrating Anniversaries – chaired by Freya Spoor, National Galleries Scotland

11.00-11.20 Carla van de Puttelaar, Art Historian and Artist

The Journal of the Scottish Society for Art History: 28 years of documenting and celebrating research on Scottish Art

11.20-11.30 Grania Diver, National Galleries Scotland

Eduardo Paolozzi’s archive at National Galleries Scotland: then and now

11.30-11.50 Kam Chan, Visual Arts Scotland

Then and Now: 100 years of Visual Arts Scotland

11.50-12.10 Alice Strang, Curator and Art Historian

Beyond the Scottish Colourists: John Duncan Fergusson at 150

12.10-12.30 Hildegarde Berwick, Art Historian

Not Just a Craft or Profession: Bet Low and J D Fergusson

12.30-12.50 Discussion and questions

12.50-13.40 Lunch break

Session 2: Curating Scottish Art Collections – chaired by Alice Strang, Curator and Art Historian

13.40-14.00 Anne Dulau Beveridge, The Hunterian, University of Glasgow

Curating Scottish Art at The Hunterian

14.00-14.10 Struan Watson, University of St Andrews Museums

Boswell Collection at the University of St Andrews

14.10-14.20 Matthew Jarron, University of Dundee Museums

30 years of art collecting and exhibiting at the University of Dundee

14.20-14.30 Tilly Heydon, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust

The photography archive of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham

14.30-14.40 Kirsty MacNab, Curator and Freelance Heritage Professional

The Argyll Collection Reconnected

14.40-15.00 Discussion and questions

15.00-15.30 Break, refreshments provided

To book tickets for day 2, Saturday 2 March, please go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/40-years-of-art-and-art-history-in-scotland-study-days-sat-2-march-ticket-tickets-787547585027?aff=oddtdtcreator

In order to make the conference as accessible as possible to a wide range of attendees, we’re offering reduced price tickets for those who wish to attend the presentations without paying for lunch or refreshments. Full-price tickets include refreshments during registration, lunch and afternoon refreshments. A small food offer is also available in the onsite cafe. Attendees who purchase a student ticket will be required to show a valid student ID card at Registration.

Please can all attendees advise the event organisers of any catering or accessibility requirements at the time of booking. We would like to kindly request that no nuts or nut-based products are consumed in the venue in the interests of the health of a delegate who has a severe nut allergy.

We apologise that an induction loop is not available at the venue. If you would like us to reserve a seat for you at the front of the hall, please let us know in advance.

Image credit: Wilhelmina Barns-Graham (1912-2004), Studio Interior (Red Stool), 1945, Oil on canvas, 60 x 46cm. Collection and (c) Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust

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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Pleasance Theatre, 60 Pleasance, Edinburgh, United Kingdom


GBP 15.00 to GBP 48.00

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