Recent Writing and News on Art and Art History | March 2nd

Katrina Grant

Tony Ellwood returns to the NGV as director. Various news and interviews here, here and here.

Works of art once owned by Adolf Hitler have been uncovered in a Czech convent.

The University of Western Australia receives a major philanthropic gift toward the study of rock art.

Disturbing news that both the Tate and the V&A have disposed of their photographic archives, apparently without consultation with curators at their own institutions. The Tate’s was luckily rescued by the Paul Mellon Centre for STudies in British Art. More discussion of this issue on Art History News and the importance of maintaining photographic archives and their use to scholars  over just new digital images.

The Getty unveils a new website that allows viewers to zoom in on ‘ the intricate, breathtaking details’ of  The Ghent Altarpiece.

The National Gallery of Australia buys a Matisse

The only version of Edvard Munch’s ‘the Scream’ still in private ownership to be sold at auction.

How museums are using Pinterest, the lates social media craze, which is focused on sharing images.

The Prado’s copy of the Mona Lisa goes on display and the suggestion via The Art Newspaper that it was painted by Leonardo’s lover.

Controversy over the Lyons Housemusem in Kew, with local residents against a proposal by Corbett and Yueji Lyon to build a boutique museum to house their contemporary art collection and give it to the public.

The Sydney Biennale announces the artists for this year’s exhibitions.

Turkey blocks loans to US and UK as part of a growing Turkish campaign to block loans to museums with disputed objects in their collections.

Jobs and Opportunities

The Ian Potter Museum at Melbourne University is looking for a Curator of Academic Programs (closes 11th March)

Creative Arts Officer at RMIT, Melbourne (closes March 9th)

University Lecturership in Contemporary Art History and Theory, University of Oxford (closes 9th March)

50th anniversary lectureships at the University of York, including art history (closes 22nd March)

Arts Hubs list of 10 arts internships worth considering.

Calls for Papers

Artist and Writers: Interdisciplinary Exchanges’ (deadline 23rd March).

100 Years of Abstract Art‘ (Bremen, 9-13 May 13) (deadline 31st March).

On the Spiritual in Russian Art’ (Cambridge Courtauld Russian Art Centre (CCRAC) Conference) (deadline 15th April).