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To commemorate the Winckelmann anniversaries 2017/2018, Christ Church Library is preparing a series of events in collaboration with the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford.and the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology, University of Reading.

The events will start with a symposium on Ideals and Nations: New perspectives on the European reception of Winckelmann’s aesthetics.

Keynote speakers: Professor Elisabeth Décultot (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg) and Professor Alex Potts (University of Michigan).

The event is generously sponsored by the A.G. Leventis Foundation, Medieval and Modern Languages Oxford.

For the symposium programme, please click here.

Student/ECR without lunch: £5
Standard ticket without lunch: £10

Student/ECR with lunch: £15
Standard ticket with lunch: £20

For online registration, please click here.

For further details about the symposium, please contact Dr Lucy Russell (levrussell@outlook.com) and Dr Fiona Gatty (fiona.gatty@materials.ox.ac.uk). For general information about the events, please contact Dr Cristina Neagu (cristina.neagu@chch.ox.ac.uk).

The symposium will be followed by a drinks reception and book launch in the Upper Library at Christ Church to launch the exhibition Winckelmann and curiosity in the 18th-century gentleman’s library.

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Explore the ancient world through a digital lens. Experience robots, holograms, 3D printing and virtual models of Ancient cities and treasures. At this family friendly event you can get hands-on experience of some of the digital research currently going on in the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology and Department of Classics.

This event is free of charge, but booking is advisable – email ure.education@reading.ac.uk or call 0118 378 6990 to book a space.

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The launch of a new installation of sculptures by UoR graduate and acclaimed artist Eric Stanford is being held at the University of Reading on the 17th of April. On the night, the UoR’s Edith Morley building will welcome two of Stanford’s sculptures from the University Art Collection, Protesilaus and Helen of Troy, as well as a third, Memnon, on loan from a private collection.

Stanford is one of a group of sculptors who questioned classical standards of beauty by looking anew at the art of non-European cultures, which they used to inspire a fresh, modern approach to Classical and other traditional themes in Western sculpture. His later work was heavily inspired by Greek and Classical mythology, which is reflected in these sculptures.

To attend this event, please RSVP via one of the three following methods:

The event is free of charge and open to the public.


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A workshop is being held at the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology to celebrate the work of acclaimed sculptor Eric Stanford.

The Ure Museum is delighted to present the workshop, which will be on the theme of the Classics in 20th Century British Sculpture, on the occasion of the installation in the Edith Morley Building of two works (on loan from the University’s Art Collection) by the direct stone sculptor, Eric Stanford. They are ‘Helen of Troy’ (located in the Ure Museum) and ‘Protesilaos’ (located in the Department of Classics). The official launch of the installation of the statues follows the workshop.

For more information on the workshop, or to book tickets, please see http://www.reading.ac.uk/Ure/info/Classicsin20thCentury.php

The event is free of charge.

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