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Art History Taster Lecture (Closed - this event has now passed)

‘Can you tell when you understand a work of art?’

There is more to an art work than meets the eye, as objects can change in both appearance and function over time. Dr Green will introduce some of the factors that can have an impact on this process of transformation, demonstrating how choices made by an artist and/or patron regarding materials can have long term consequences. This talk will highlight why it is important that art historians consider both physical and documentary evidence before making a judgment about a work of art, and how difficult decisions have to be taken regarding various aspects of conservation and display.


We look forward to welcoming current Year 12 and Year 13 who are interested in studying Art History.

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Date: 2nd May 2019

Time: Please arrive from 18.15. The event itself will start at 18.30 and finish at 19.30.

Location: New College of the Humanities

Lecturer: Dr Susan Green