Study Tour of Scotland / Conference on Edinburgh Cast Collection

Posted in conferences (to attend), on site by Editor on April 27, 2011

This study tour sounds appealing enough on its own, but I was especially struck by the timing: it’s organized in conjunction with the EAHN/Docomomo conference. So often it seems that academic conferences could do a better job exploring the host area’s resources, and yet schedules tend to hold little room for excursions. This seems like an interesting solution. Also, as noted on the itinerary, there is at the same time a conference on the Edinburgh Cast Collection. -CH

EAHN Architectural Study Tour of Scotland
8-11 September 2011

Registration due by 1 June 2011

Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh (Photo by James Denham, Wikimedia Commons)

Join the European Architectural History Network for an architectural study tour of Scotland from 8-11 September 2011. Tour highlights include Edinburgh, Glasgow, and five centuries of Scottish architecture, ranging from a selection of castles through postwar mass housing. The tour will be led by local scholars and will be accompanied by a coordinator from the EAHN. The tour fee of 96 euros includes guides and tour bus transportation; it does not include hotels, meals, or international transportation. For complete information and registration details, please consult the schedule.

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Cast Collection, Edinburgh College of Art

Also in September, the Edinburgh College of Art and the University of Edinburgh will host a conference on the Edinburgh Cast Collection. Founded in 1798, this is the second oldest educational collection in the UK, with donations by Lord Elgin, Canova, Thorvaldsen. The conference will be a major academic event with a section on Architecture and Cityscape. Details will be available in June.

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