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Spreading good taste: Winckelmann and the objects of dissemination


A workshop at the Museum of English Rural Life, 15th September 2017

This workshop is the second of three UK workshops on the theme Under the Greek Sky: Taste & the reception of Classical art from Winckelmann to the present, as part of the Anniversary celebrations of the work of Johann Joachim Winckelmann and particularly his influence on the reception of Classical art (http://www.winckelmann-gesellschaft.com/en/winckelmann_anniversaries_20172018/). The first was in London, 15-16 June 2017 (http://www.sas.ac.uk/events/event/8010) and the last is in Oxford (29 June 2018).

Please book to attend this event at http://www.store.reading.ac.uk/ before 1 September 2017.


Workshop timetable

10-10:30   Registration, coffee, welcome/introduction (Katherine Harloe/ Amy Smith)

10:30- 11:15   Andrew Burnett (British Museum) Coins and Winckelmann, Winckelmann and Coins'

11:15-11:45    Coffee break

11:45-12:30    Vinnie Nørskov (Aarhus) Winckelmann's relationship with gems

12:30-13:15    Amy Smith (Reading) Winckelmann, Mengs and the Greekness of Greek pots

13:15-14:-15   Lunch

14:15-15:00    Eckart Marchand (Warburg, UCL) Dull is Beautiful: Plaster Casts and Good Taste  

15:00-15:45    Allan Hiscutt (Reading) (Il)licit copies of Henning's casts of architectural sculpture     

15:45-16:15    Coffee break

16:15-16:45    Roundtable discussion (Katherine Harloe and others)

The workshop will be followed from 5-7pm by a drinks reception to launch the exhibition 'Winckelmann and the spread of neoclassical taste', in the University of Reading Special Collections.

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