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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.
On the 19 February join us for a special viewing at the Potter of the Richard Avedon People exhibition between 5 to 6pm, followed by a discussion at the Elisabeth Murdoch Lecture Threatre, 6 to 7pm, led by Dr Christopher Chapman, exhibition curator with special guest Carol Squiers, Senior Curator, International Center for Photography, New York and co-author of Richard Avedon Fashion 1944-2000 (2009). RSVP essential.
Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday 12 noon to 5pm