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Archives and American Art: a workshop

  • Research Forum Seminar Room The Courtauld Institute of Art Somerset House, London, WC2R 0RN (map)

Archives and American Art: a workshop


  • Fiona Anderson - Newcastle

  • James Boaden - York

  • Lucy Bradnock - Nottingham

  • John Fagg - Birmingham

  • Francesca Fuentes - Eccles Centre for American Studies, British Library

  • Doug Haynes - Sussex

  • Laura Katzman - John F Kennedy Institute, Berlin/ James Madison University

  • Jo Pawlik - Sussex

Organised by

  • Professor David Peters Corbett - Director, Centre for American Art, The Courtauld Institute of Art

Open to all, free admission

with advance booking required

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This workshop will be the first event to launch a 3-year project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art designed to develop knowledge of the archival resources relating to American art in British collections and to encourage and support research that makes use of them in all periods, and by researchers at all stages of their careers, including those studying for PhDs.

The UK Archives project will hold a series of workshops and more informal gatherings. These are intended in the first place to provide a focus for existing work in relevant UK archives and to assess the state of current research, but they will then support the development of further work, the identification of other archives, and the development of individual projects. As part of this support, researchers at post-doctoral, senior, and pre-doctoral levels will be able to apply for small grants to undertake defined programmes of work. The project events are intended to be developmental and to encourage the formation and enhancement of archival research in the UK by scholars and doctoral researchers of US art.

The workshop will open the project. A group of invited speakers will deliver 20-minute talks to be followed by Q&A sessions. These talks will discuss the practical, theoretical, methodological, and logistic aspects of working with archives as a context for the project and with an emphasis on archives relevant to American art. The workshop will close with a round table to consider ways forward for the project.