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Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Tomb of the three Curati brothers in Albano from ‘Trophies of Octavian Augustus erected to commemorate the victory at Actium’ 1740–78, etching, 38.9 x 60.7 cm, The Baillieu Library Print Collection, the University of Melbourne
The Australian Institute of Art History, in collaboration with the University Library and the State Library of Victoria will host a conference on Piranesi and the Impact of the Late Baroque on 27and 28 February 2014 at the University of Melbourne.
The conference is conceived in relation to the exhibition, Rome: Piranesi's vision,
22 February – 22 June, 2014 on at the State Library of Victoria, in partnership with the University Library and the related exhibition The Piranesi Effect, 20 February – 25 May, 2014, Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne.
Speakers include: Professor Jaynie Anderson, Warren Andrews, Shane Carmody, Associate Professor Robert Gaston, Professor Luigi Ficacci, Bill Henson, Dr Colin Holden, Philip Kent, Mary Kisler, Angelo Lo Conte, Ron McBurnie, Associate Professor David Marshall, Dr Susanne Meurer, Kerrianne Stone, Professor Paolo Tombesi, Professor Gerard Vaughan and John Nicholas Weretka.
To coincide with the Richard Avedon People exhibition, the Potter will host a free screening of the widely acclaimed documentary Richard Avedon: Darkness and Light.
The film will be screened at 2pm each day from Friday 27 February to Sunday 1 March 2015.
Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday 12 noon to 5pm