Symposium: The art academy collections – learning from objects

How can we use study collections today, and how well do we really know them?

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Visual Arts in Copenhagen invites to a symposium about the many rare and common study objects filling the art school’s corridors, classrooms, exhibition and storage rooms. Through different perspectives across art educations and cultural heritage institutions the symposium points at and discusses new values, ways of using and forms of knowledge drawn from the engagement with collected objects in an art educational setting.


10.30 – 11.10: Welcome and introduction to the Schools of Visual Arts’ study collections. Mads Kullberg, Project Researcher, PhD, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Visual Arts
11.10 – 11.50: The conservation-restoration in technical plaster sculpture storage. Marta Frade, Invited Assistant Professor, CIEBA – Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon
11.50 – 12.30: Title pending. Chiara Nenci, Professor of Museology and Contemporary Heritage, Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara and Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan

Lunch break (lunch can be bought at the Apollo Kantine in Charlottenborg Kunsthal)

13.30 – 14.10: Object-based Learning and the Modern Art School Curriculum. Judy Willcocks, AMA, Head of Museum & Study Collection and Research Fellow, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London
14.10 – 14.50: Copies: Tools for Creativity and Preservation. Brendan Cormier, Lead Curator, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
14.50 – 15.15: Wrap up / discussion

Rune Frederiksen, Head of Collections, PhD, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

Practical information

Thursday June 21, 2018, 10.30 am – 3.15 pm
Festsalen, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Visual Arts
Kongens Nytorv 1, 1st floor, left at the gate, 1050 Kbh. K

Entrance is free, but registration is required. Register here.

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