An international conference organised and sponsored by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, the Henry Moore Foundation, Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios (HAHS) with underwriting support from the Terra Foundation for American Art. The conference is convened by Hannah Higham (HMF), Valerie Balint (HAHS) and Sarah Victoria Turner (PMC).
This conference presented new research and scholarship centered around artists’ preserved homes and studios in the United States and United Kingdom. Over two days, colleagues from museums, historic sites and academia discussed the challenges and possibilities of working with these unique and often idiosyncratic spaces. Papers addressed how research has informed new approaches to the curation, administration and interpretation of artists’ studio homes and the impact of this research for the broader field of art and social history. Although focused on sites in the UK and the US, the discussion reflected international networks and perspectives in a bid to advance knowledge and future stewardship of these distinct resources.