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The Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne.
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Forthcoming events

Pavilions: a symposium
Monday 3 - Tuesday 4 October 2016

Past events

Human Kind: Transforming Identity in British and Australian Portraits 1700-1914
8-11 September 2016

The Art of Travel in the Name of Science
Tuesday 16 August 2016

New Perspectives on Italian and Australian Art History: A symposium in honour of Professor Jaynie Anderson
Friday, 19 February 2016

Changing the National Gallery of Australia: Re-thinking the installations (Keynote: New Perspectives on Italian and Australian Art History: A symposium in honour of Professor Jaynie Anderson)
Dr Gerard Vaughan, Director, National Gallery of Australia
Friday 19 February 2016

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

S.T. Gill and The Colonial World conference

Saturday 18 July, 2015

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

Friday 17 July, 2015

Digital Humanities: Where does Art fit in?
Friday 5 June, 2015 

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

Florence: Study Abroad in 2013
25 November - 15 December, 2013

Private Passions: Japanese Art and Gardens in Australia
Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Townsend on Turner: A speaking tour with ABC Radio National
Monday 22 July, 2013

Unity in Diversity: Articulations of Identity in South African Architecture, 1930-2010
Monday 24 June, 2013

The Barberini heraldic lampas from the National Gallery of Victoria - Dr Chiara Buss

Gerry Higgins Professorial Fellow Gerard Vaughan Dean's Lecture Series - Offshore: Australian Art Collectors Abroad
Wednesday 27 March, 2013

An International Symposium
The Power of Luxury: Machiavelli's Prince and the Culture of the Courts in Renaissance Italy

19 and 20 February, 2013

Colonial Art Exhibitions: past, present, future
23 and 24 November, 2012

The Legacies of Bernard Smith: A symposium at the Universities of Melbourne and Sydney
9 and 10 November, 2012

An International Renaissance Symposium
Saturday 10 March, 2012

Benjamin West and "The Venetian Secret: Art and Fraud in Late Eighteenth-century London"
Thursday 17 March, 2011

Art History's History in Australia and New Zealand
August 28 and 29, 2010

Interspaces: Art + Architectural Exchanges from East to West
20 - 22 August, 2010

Australian Art Industry Networks: Artists, Agents, Markets, Museums
July 15 and 16, 2010, Convened by Dr Christopher Marshall and Dr Meaghan Wilson Anastassios
The symposium will explore the synergies between the various participants of the contemporary Australian art industry and the ways that the constantly evolving inter-relationships between art industry agents might act to change the ways that we perceive art and its relationship to contemporary society now and in the future. Thus the fundamental work of artists will be discussed in the context of efforts by commercial galleries and the art auction system to market and sell their work, while the role of Museums will be highlighted in relation to their developing relationships with private and corporate philanthropy and sponsorship.

Art History and the Diapspora: Ernst Gombrich and the problem of being a Viennese art Historian in London
August 13, 2010

Contemporaneity: 22 and 23 July, 2010 Convened by Terry Smith, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory, University of Pittsburgh.
The program included keynote lectures by W.J.T Mitchell, Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago and Editor of Critical Enquiry, Keynote address: World Picturing in the Time of Terror and since.
Over two days and with speakers and panels, the symposium will ask what is it to imagine the present, to grasp the quick of contemporary life, to see the details of the everyday within more distant dispositions (to picture place within the world picture, and ask after the connections between them), to forge selfhood in the context of an all-pervasive consciousness of others, many different kinds of others-in short, to think contemporaneity, now?

Interrogating Art Curatorship in Australia
March 13 and 14, 2010

CIHA Melbourne 2009

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