Recent News and Writing about Art and Art History | February 10
News and Opinion
The Art Gallery of New South Wales appoints Dr Michael Brand as director to replace Edmund Capon who left last year – our post, in The Sydney Morning Herald and audio of an interview on Radio National
“Let the conservators do their job and turn down the volume. And to the conservators: back off a little” The conservator weighs in on the debate over Collingwood’s deterioating Keith Haring mural in The Art Newspaper.
Interesting though not overwhelmingly positive review of National Portrait Gallery in Canberra’s show Impressions: Painting Light & Life.
News that Australians are happily travelling interstate to visit blockbuster shows, with more than 70% of visitor’s to Canberra’s Renaissance show coming from outside the ACT.
Should replicas of destroyed sculptures be included in exhibitions? LA Times blog
Disturbing news that Giotto’s fresco cycle in the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua could be under threat from nearby construction work.
Article on underground French activists who have been surreptitiously restoring artistic treasures (like the Pantheon’s 19th century clock) amongst other things.
Website and Resources
A ‘webographie’ of online resources relating to Islamic Art (in French)
Lucas Cranach Digital Archive
Website on the research into ‘La Bella Principessa’, attributed to Leonardo
An often light hearted blog on art and art history news by historian and art dealer Bendor Grosvenor, also host of ‘Fake or Fortune’.
Website/Blog on Public Art Research by Melbourne based academic
Current Issue of ‘Art History’ is available free online
University of the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery is advertising for an Assistant Curator (closes Monday 20th Feb).