Symbiosis: Art and Science in Natural History Museums and Collections
Session 3: Case Studies in the History of Palaeoart
We are delighted to announce that the Symbiosis Network will be holding its next conference online on 9th, 11th and 13th November from Oxford University Museum of Natural History, supported by the University of Birmingham. The theme of the conference is Symbiosis: Art and Science in Natural History Museums and Collections. The panels will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. UK time, with free public registration. They will focus on natural history museum architecture and design (9th Nov), palaeoart (11th Nov) and how the arts and sciences can work together to address the challenges of the Anthropocene within museums (13th Nov). Confirmed speakers include representatives of the leading museums in Paris, Pittsburgh, Rio de Janeiro, Copenhagen, Porto, Strasbourg and Vienna, among others.
Session 3: Case Studies in the History of Palaeoart (Wed 11th Nov, 3-4 p.m.)
Ever since the beginning of palaeontology as a science, artists have sought to depict extinct animals and the landscapes they inhabited. In the second of three panel discussions on palaeoart, we will look at how nineteenth- and twentieth-century painters from different countries around the world responded to scientific discoveries and each other’s art in imagining prehistoric life.
You can register for the other sessions using the links below:
Session 1: Natural History Museum Design (Mon 9th Nov, 2-5 p.m.)
Session 2: Palaeoart - Reimagining Neanderthals (Wed 11th Nov, 2-3 p.m.)
Session 4: Palaeoart - Modelling Ancient Life (Wed 11th Nov, 4-5 p.m.)
Session 5: The Anthropocene and the Arts in NHMs (Fri 13th Nov, 2-5 p.m.)
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Speakers in this session include:
Staff scientist and art historian, Natural History Museum, Vienna
Omar Olivares Sandoval
PhD in History of Art, National Autonomous University of Mexico
Research Curator, Bavarian State Collection for Palaeontology and Geology
Chair: Anita Hermannstaedter
Head of the of the Humanities of Nature Department, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin