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Ranging from museum directors to academics and curators, our speakers address why art history and culture matter

Dr Sussan Babaie

Andrew W. Mellon Reader in the Arts of Iran and Islam, The Courtauld Institute of Art  

Why does food matter to Art History?

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Dr Alixe Bovey

Head of Research, The Courtauld Institute of Art

Why have giants walked the streets of London for more than 500 years?

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Prof. Aviva Burnstock

Professor and Head of the Department of Conservation and Technology,
The Courtauld Institute of Art

Is there more to discover about Botticelli’s ‘Trinity’?

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Dr Caroline Campbell

The Jacob Rothschild Head of the Curatorial Department and Curator of Italian Paintings before 1500, The National Gallery

What’s love got to do with Art History?

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Dr Marie Collier

Sackler Research Forum post-doctoral Fellow 2016-17, The Courtauld Institute of Art

Can Soviet Montage be considered Socialist Realist?

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Prof. Geoffrey Crossick

Professor of the Humanities, School of Advanced Study, University of London

Are reflectiveness and empathy neglected benefits of the arts?

Antony Eastmond

Dean and Deputy Director; A. G. Leventis Professor in the History of Byzantine Art

Why does the back of beyond matter?

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Dr Nigel Bamforth

Senior Conservator,
The Victoria and Albert Museum

Dr Gabriele Finaldi

The National Gallery

How to find Pieter Bruegel’s biggest painting?

John Goodall

Architectural Editor,
Country Life Magazine

Who’s the audience for architecture?

Theo Gordon

PhD student, The Courtauld Institute of Art

How does aggression feature in the art of Félix González-Torres?

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Dr Ketty Gottardo

Martin Halusa Curator of Drawings, The Courtauld Gallery

Was this Catherine de’ Medici’s own Game of Thrones?

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Dr Fern Insh

Mellon Digital Research Forum Project Officer,
The Courtauld Institute of Art

What is the digital future of Art History?

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John Kannenberg

Founder, The Museum of Portable Sound

Why Listen to Museums?

The Museum of Portable Sound

Dr Klara Kemp-Welch

Lecturer in 20th Century Modernism, The Courtauld Institute of Art.

How can art be a form of politics outside politics?

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Dr Elizabeth Kutseko

Associate Lecturer in the History of Dress, The Courtauld Institute of Art

What is distance?

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Sue Latimer

Manager, Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Preston

Why should the Courtauld be relevant to regional audiences?

Stephen Witherford

Witherford Watson Mann Ltd, architects of Courtauld Connects

Courtauld Connects — Can old stones support new ambitions?

Eleanor Nairne

Curator, Barbican Art Gallery

Jean-Michel Basquiat: intuitive or intellectual?

Dr Scott Nethersole

Lecturer in Renaissance Art, The Courtauld Institute of Art

Is there more to discover about Botticelli’s ‘Trinity’?

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Dr Karen Serres

Schroder Foundation Curator of Paintings, The Courtauld Gallery 

Is there anything left to see in Seurat and van Gogh?

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Prof. Sarah Wilson

Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Courtauld Institute of Art

Why should we look at art in Europe today?

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Prof. Joanna Woodall

Professor in the History of Art, The Courtauld Institute of Art

When is a portrait a work of art? 

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Fiontán Moran

Assistant Curator, Tate Modern  

Live? Ways of seeing historic performance in the museum

Prof. Caroline Arscott

Professor of 19th-century British Art, Courtauld Institute of Art

Why does Poynter’s lion frown?: Israel in Egypt 1867.

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