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Miegunyah Publication 

New Publication: Miegunyah - The Bequests of Russell and Mab Grimwade
John Poynter and Benjamin Thomas 

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Miegunyah: The Bequests of Russell and Mab Grimwade
by John Poynter and Benjamin Thomas 

The Australian Institute of Art History proudly announces the publication of Miegunyah. The Bequests of Russell and Mab Grimwade, 2015, a research project on the philanthropy of the Grimwade family. The volume contains essays by the Chancellor of the University of Melbourne, Elizabeth Alexander AM, Sir Andrew Grimwade CBE, Professor Emeritus John Poynter, Dr Benjamin Thomas Rusden Curator of Trinity College, and Professor Jaynie Anderson, Director of AIAH.

The Piranesi Effect Book Launch

Edited by Kerrianne Stone & Dr Gerard Vaughan AM
Published by NewSouth Publishing 
This book publishes a conference convened by AIAH in February 2014 on the global impact of Piranesi: Piranesi and the Impact of the Late Baroque, presented in collaboration with the State Library and the Baillieu Library. 

Harold Wright Scholarship and Sarah & William Holmes Scholarship Reception lecture

Dr Ted Gott: Odilon Redon: A French Blake
Recording courtesy of University of Melbourne - Wednesday, 15 July 2015
Coming Soon 

The Legacy of Hugh Ramsay Symposium, now available to watch online:

Gerard Vaughan (Director, National Gallery of Australia) - Hugh Ramsay and Philanthropy, 

Recording courtesy of the National Gallery of Australia - Monday, 30 March 2015
Watch now 

Gerard Vaughan's Vision for his Directorship at the National Gallery of Australia

The first event arranged by the AIAH in Sydney in partnership with Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation was a presentation by Gerard Vaughan AM on his vision for the National Gallery of Australia. 

Recording courtesy of Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation - Tuesday, 24 March 2015 
Listen now

Forthcoming events

More information on AIAH's 2016 program of events coming soon.

Recent events

Emerging Scholars of the Renaissance

Louise Box, Adam Bushby, Susie Chadbourne, Marco Quabba, Angelo Lo Conte
Friday, 13 November 2015

LOST IN SPACE: Anna Schwartz & Callum Morton in conversation

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Collecting thoughts: Curator Suhanya Raffel and collector Gene Sherman in dialogue

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

George Cruikshank (1792-1878): Georgian caricaturist and Victorian illustrator - A prelude to S.T. Gill who was known as the 'Colonial Cruikshank'

Key note lecture: S.T. Gill and the Colonial World - Sheila O'Connell, British Museum
Friday 17 July, 2015

S.T. Gill and the Colonial World conference

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Digital Humanities: Where does Art fit in? with DAAO & HuNI
Friday 5 June, 2015

Art in the Time of Colony - Book Launch: Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll in conversation with Brook Andrew

Thursday 14 May, 2015

The Legacy of Hugh Ramsay Symposium

Monday 30 March, 2015 

The Architecture of New Museums in Central Europe 
Monday 8 December, 2014

Australian art and artists in post-war London
Wednesday 8 October, 2014 

An International Conference to explore approaches to the preservation of urban built heritage, with a focus on Melbourne
29 September – 2 October, 2014

Kenneth Clark and Australian art
Thursday 25 September, 2014

Wreckage and Reclamation: Politics and Art in Brisbane 1987-1997
Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Infinite social landscape: Chinese contemporary art on the global stage
Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Piranesi and the Impact of the Late Baroque
Thursday 27 - Friday 28 February, 2014

Bill Henson on Piranesi
Thursday 27 February, 2014

Global Giving to the Arts
Tuesday 18 February, 2014


Australian Art Historiography, edited by Jaynie Anderson, The University of Melbourne, 2011.

Crossing Cultures. Conflict, Migration and Convergence, edited by Professor Jaynie Anderson, Miegunyah, 2008.

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