History of Art taster day 2014

Locations
Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Date(s)
Saturday 20th September 2014 (00:00-23:59)
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Come and find out what it’s like to study History of Art at university.

We will be running a History of Art Taster Day on Saturday 20 September 2014 for Year 12 and Year 13 students who are considering taking the subject at university. Last year’s event was highly rated - 93% of attendees rated the day as “excellent” and you can read a report from last year’s event on the Department of Art History, Film and Visual Studies’ blog The Golovine. Teachers are also welcome to attend.

Through mini lectures and hands-on sessions in the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, students will get a taste of what studying Art History at university involves and have the opportunity to meet current staff and students in the Department of Art History, Film and Visual Studies.

The Taster Day runs from 11am to 4pm. The programme is as follows:

  • 10:45: Registration
  • 11:00: Welcome: Dr Elizabeth L'Estrange, History of Art Admissions Tutor
  • 11:15: Mini Lecture: Dr Richard Clay - 'Iconoclasm: Why is it hard to tell the difference between destruction and creation?'
  • 11:45:
    • Group A - Mini Seminar: Jamie Edwards - 'Unpacking a Renaissance Painting' (to be held in the Barber Galleries)
    • Group B - Mini Seminar: Dr Elizabeth L'Estrange - 'Women and Art'
  • 12:15:
    • Group A - Mini Seminar: Dr Elizabeth L'Estrange - 'Women and Art'
    • Group B - Jamie Edwards - 'Unpacking a Renaissance Painting' (to be held in the Barber Galleries)
  • 12:45: Lunch (provided) and a chance to meet current students
  • 13:30: Mini Lecture: Dr Richenda Roberts - 'A Thoroughly Modern Affair: The Museum of Modern Art, New York, c.1920 - 1970'
  • 14:00: Mini Lecture: Dr Francesca Berry - 'Lived Perspectives: The Art of the Impressionist Interior'
  • 14:30: UCAS Tips (David Rice, Student Recruitment Officer, University of Birmingham), Careers in Art History (Former student) and Opportunities at the Barber Institute (Alex Jolly, Learning and Access Assistant, Barber Institute)
  • 15:30: Q&A with staff and students over refreshments
  • 16:00: End