Symposium | Allan Ramsay: A Reputation Re-Defined

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on November 9, 2013

From the symposium programme (a full list of related events is available here) . . .

Allan Ramsay: A Reputation Re-Defined
University of Glasgow, The Hunterian Art Gallery, 5–6 December 2013

media_284845_enThis symposium accompanies the exhibition Allan Ramsay: Portraits of the Enlightenment, which marks 300 years since the birth of Allan Ramsay (1713–1784). It centres on a selection of portraits from across Ramsay’s 30 years as a painter and also features drawings, watercolours, books, pamphlets,  and other materials which demonstrate Ramsay’s fascinating place in the intellectual and cultural life of Edinburgh, London, Paris and Rome in the mid 18th century.

Registration fee: £40 Concession: £20. Booking requested by the 1st of December. Fees cover exhibition admission, the evening reception on the 5th of December, tea/coffee, lunch, and performance with a glass of wine on the 6th of December. Payment to be made by cheque (to ‘University of Glasgow’) or by cash on the day. For booking and further information please contact Mila Athayde (mila_athayde@yahoo.com.br); alternatively please visit The Hunterian website or contact the main reception on 00 44 (0)141 330 5431.

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T H U R S D A Y ,  5  D E C E M B E R

17.45  Duncan Macmillan, Allan Ramsay and Portraiture in Enlightenment Scotland

F R I D A Y ,  6  D E C E M B E R

9.30  Registration / Tea and coffee

10.00  Murray Pittock, ‘Jacobite Artists’ Connections in Scotland and Italy

10.40  Morning Session
Chair: Nigel Leask / Panel with Rhonda Brown and Melanie Buntin
Chris Whatley (University of Dundee), A Hotbed for Genius: Allan Ramsay’s Scotland
Elizabeth Eger (King’s College London), ‘A Harmony of Minds’: Allan Ramsay, Elizabeth Montagu and the Scottish Enlightenment
Cristina Martinez (University of Carleton), Allan Ramsay: ‘A Dilettante in Law and Politics’

12.40  Lunch

14.15  Afternoon Session
Chair: John Bonehill / Panel with Anne Dulau, Rica Jones
Rica Jones (conservator and historian of paintings), The Significance of Ramsay’s Technique in Context and Perspective
Guillaume Farroult (Musée du Louvre), Ramsay’s Response to Mid Eighteenth-Century French Portraiture and Aesthetic Values

15.30  Tea and coffee

16.00  Panel discussion

17.00  Performance | Kirsten McCue, ‘Allan Ramsay’s Scots Songs’: The First Musick Book

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