History of Art taster day 2014

Barber Institute of Fine Arts
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:

  • Arrival and Welcome
  • Mini Lecture: Dr Richard Clay - ‘Iconoclasm: Why is it hard to tell the difference between destruction and creation?’
  • Mini Seminar in the Barber Galleries: Jamie Edwards - ‘Unpacking a Renaissance Painting’
  • Mini Seminar: Dr Francesca Berry - ‘Women and Art’
  • Lunch (provided) and opportunity to chat informally with current students
  • Mini Lecture:  Dr Richenda Roberts - ‘A Thoroughly Modern Affair: The Museum of Modern Art, New York, c.1920-70’
  • Mini Lecture: To be confirmed in early August
  • Talk: David Rice, Student Recruitment Officer - UCAS Tips;  Former student - Careers in Art History;  and Alex Jolly - Opportunities at the Barber Institute.
  • Q&A with staff and students (tea and coffee provided)