Symposium: ‘Eadweard Muybridge: Re-presenting History in the Digital Age’

Hosted by the British Film Institute, Southbank 21st May 2010, NFT2, 2.00 – 5.30pm
Location:    United Kingdom
Symposium Date:    2010-05-21

From Kingston University and Kingston Museum:

In the year of a major Muybridge retrospective opening at Tate Britain, join us for this innovative symposium: the culmination of a unique Arts and Humanities Research Council project between Kingston University and Kingston Museum which concerns Muybridge’s work.
The Muybridge project has produced an online research resource which draws together information on all collections of Muybridge’s work worldwide as well as providing an academic and historical context for them. Our symposium will critically reflect on some of the crucial cultural and aesthetic questions to have arisen from this contemporary heritage project. Three talks will explore representation and the body within photography, the ideological meaning of space and place within cultural communication, and the contemporary trend towards digitization in heritage projects. A guided discussion with questions from the audience will follow, with a reception to finish.
Talks will be given respectively by Dr Harriet Riches: Senior Lecturer in Art History & Visual Culture at Kingston University. Professor Tim Cresswell, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Geography Royal Holloway, University of London and Louise Shannon, Curator, Deputy Head of Contemporary Programmes Victoria and Albert Museum and co-curator of ‘Decode’.
There is no charge for this event.
To reserve a place please telephone Emerald Day: 020 8 417 7416 (Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, Kingston University)

From: H-Net

(Posted here by Stephen Herbert)