• 30 September 2019

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.

This conference will present 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 will discuss the challenges and possibilities of working with these unique and often idiosyncratic spaces. Papers will address how research is informing 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 will reflect on international networks and perspectives in a bid to advance knowledge and future stewardship of these distinct resources.

This is a collaborative program sponsored by the Paul Mellon Centre, Henry Moore Foundation and the Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios Program 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).

Schedule

Conference

Monday 30th September, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London.

Tuesday 1st October 2019, Henry Moore Foundation, Perry Green, UK (transportation from the Paul Mellon Centre provided).

Optional Excursions

The conference also includes optional excursions to preserved artists’ homes and studios within Britain. For details and to register for the excursions please contact Valerie Balint at vbalint@savingplaces.org.

Saturday 28th September: Flat Time House (London) and another London Venue (TBC)

Sunday 29th September: Charleston House (Lewes) and Farleys House (Lewes) – Transportation provided

Wednesday 2nd October: Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village (Guildford) – Transportation provided