Minding Making

Hands On Learning in the American University

14June2018 15:30 - 17:00

Event

The new edition of the monthly Technical Art History Colloquium is dedicated to 'Minding Making' and will be organised in Amsterdam by Sven Dupré and Erma Hermens. Curator, writer and historian Glenn Adamson (Senior Scholar at the Yale Center for British Art) will give a presentation titled ‘Minding Making: Hands On Learning in the American University’.

One of the most striking developments in the humanities over the past decade has been a ‘material turn’. This cross-disciplinary current, seen in art history, the history of science, museum practice and elsewhere, has challenged previous theoretical models by insisting on the importance of tacit knowledge and craft-specific content. Rather than distinguishing making from thinking, scholars now see the two as inextricable and mutually generative. In this talk, Dr. Glenn Adamson will discuss how these developments are playing out at three leading American universities: Columbia, Yale and Harvard.

The Technical Art History Colloquium is organised by Sven Dupré (Utrecht University and University of Amsterdam, PI ERC ARTECHNE), Arjan de Koomen (University of Amsterdam, Coordinator MA Technical Art History), Abbie Vandivere (University of Amsterdam, Coordinator MA Technical Art History & Paintings Conservator, Mauritshuis, The Hague), Erma Hermens (University of Amsterdam and Rijksmuseum) and Ann-Sophie Lehmann (University of Groningen).

Location: Ateliergebouw, 1st floor - Room B, Hobbemastraat 22, Amsterdam.

Published by  Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture