Symposium: Displaying Victorian Sculpture @ University of York


Wednesday 13th June, 2012, 10.30am – 5pm, Kings Manor K/111, University of York

This one-day symposium will showcase the research currently being generated by the University of York’s major collaborative AHRC-funded project Displaying Victorian Sculpture, led by Dr Jason Edwards at the University of York, and Professor Michael Hatt at the University of Warwick. Speakers and topics will include:

The Colour of Sculpture  Chair: Jason Edwards
Michael Hatt (University of Warwick), ‘The Colour White: Sculpture and Polychromy in Mid-Victorian Britain’
Desiree de Chaire (University of Warwick), ‘Chryselephantine: Richard Cockle Lucas’s Mid Victorian Coloured Ivories’
Charlotte Drew (University of York), ‘Revising the Renaissance: Luca della Robbia at the South Kensington Museum’

Commemoration  Chair: Sarah Turner
Eoin Martin (University of Warwick),’ Framing Victoria: Royal Portraiture and Architectural Sculpture in Victorian Britain’
Jason Edwards (University of York), ‘A Monumental Place to Perch: Thomas Woolner’s Captain Cook for Sydney’

The Production and Display of Marble  Chair: Michael White
Gabriel Williams (University of York), ‘Markets for Polished Marble, c. 1850′
Claire Jones (University of York),’Variations in Reproduction and Display: Waldo Story’s Fallen Angel (1887) and (1889)’

To be followed by a roundtable discussion

Coffee and a buffet lunch will be provided.
Spaces are limited; if you would like to attend, please contact Claire Jones

For further information please download a schedule Displaying Victorian Sculpture Symposium (PDF  , 217kb)

Location: King’s Manor K/111

Admission: Free


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