Call for Session Proposals | EAHN 2020, Edinburgh

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on November 8, 2018

From EAHN:

European Architectural History Network Sixth International Meeting
University of Edinburgh, 10–13 June 2020

Proposals due by 31 December 2018

EAHN2020 takes place at the University of Edinburgh. The call for sessions and roundtable proposals is now open, with details available here.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995, Edinburgh has a well-preserved Medieval Old Town, a New Town built in the early 19th century on Enlightenment principles, and some of the UK’s best examples of post-war modernism. Edinburgh is also the seat of the remarkable Scottish Parliament designed by Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, which opened in 2004. Edinburgh is a city in which questions of architectural history are unusually live: What to build, what not to build, and what to preserve are questions at the centre of both local and national political debate. EAHN2020 will be based in the central George Square campus and will make use of the extraordinary Playfair Library, amongst other notable buildings. Join us for an extensive programme of architectural tours, of the city and the region. EAHN2020 promises to be an outstanding conference. It will be accompanied by an exhibition at the Talbot Rice Gallery, with four specially commissioned works of art on an architectural theme.

Proposals are sought in two basic formats: (1) a session and (2) a roundtable debate. A session should consist of 4–5 paper presentations, with a respondent and time for dialogue and discussion at the end. A roundtable debate should be an organised as a discussion between panel members, and the format would suit topics of particular urgency or contemporary relevance. Roundtables should also aim to activate audience discussion as far as possible. Sessions and roundtables may be chaired by more than one person.

Anyone wishing to chair a session or a roundtable debate is invited to submit proposals by 31 December 2018. Chairs should make clear whether their proposal is a session or a roundtable. Please note that EAHN is self-funding, and chairs are expected to provide all their conference expenses, including travel and accommodation.

Key Dates
September 2018 Call for Sessions and Round Table Proposals opens
December 2018 Call for Sessions and Round Table Proposals closes
April 2019 Final selection of sessions and round tables
May 2019 Call for Papers opens
September 2019 Call for Papers closes
October 2019 Final selection of abstracts by chairs
December 2019 Draft Programme Available
January 2020 Early bird registration opens
February 2020 Registration Deadline for all chairs and speakers
March 2020 Comments on papers by chairs
April 2020 Submission of final version of papers
10–13 June 2020 EAHN International Conference

Thomas Campbell to Direct the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Posted in museums by Editor on November 8, 2018

From the FAMSF press release (30 October 2018). . .

Photo by Scott Rudd; courtesy Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

The Board of Trustees of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF) and the Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums (COFAM) today appointed Thomas P. Campbell as the new director and CEO of the largest public arts institution in Northern California, effective 1 November 2018. As head of FAMSF, which comprise the de Young museum in Golden Gate Park and the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park, Mr. Campbell will oversee a wide-ranging curatorial program and education programs and will manage a staff of more than 500.

“I am deeply gratified to take up the responsibility of leading the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco,” Campbell said. “It is a great privilege to become part of an institution with such outstanding curatorial expertise and famously loyal audiences and supporters, and I am especially pleased to have the opportunity to continue the great work done by my friend and predecessor Max Hollein. I am eager to begin collaborating with the Trustees, the staff, and the entire cultural network of San Francisco.”

Mr. Campbell served as Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art from 2009 to 2017, having joined the Met as a curator in 1995. During his tenure at the Met, he led a revitalization and modernization achieved through award-winning exhibitions and publications, major capital projects, and historic donations of works of art. Attendance grew by more than 50 percent to a record seven million visitors a year, with audiences that are now more diverse than ever before.

Most recently, from November 2017 through October 2018, he was a Getty/Rothschild Fellow with residencies at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles and at Waddesdon Manor in the UK, undertaking independent study of the impact of global changes on museums and cultural life in general. . . .

Over his thirty-year career, Mr. Campbell has dedicated his life to the preservation, study and promotion of art as a gateway to human understanding. A distinguished art historian who was educated at Oxford and the Courtauld Institute, University of London, he joined the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1995 as an assistant curator in the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts and supervising curator of the Antonio Ratti Textile Center. As curator, he conceived and organized the acclaimed exhibitions Tapestry in the Renaissance: Art and Magnificence (2002) and Tapestry in the Baroque: Threads of Splendor (New York, 2007; Madrid, 2008). The 2002 exhibition was named ‘Exhibition of the Year’ by Apollo Magazine, and its catalogue won the Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Award (College Art Association) for distinguished exhibition catalogue in the history of art (2003). His book, Henry VIII and the Art of Majesty: Tapestries at the Tudor Court, a reappraisal of the art and patronage of the era, was published in 2007.

During his tenure as Director, he elevated the Met’s national and international profile through conservation exchanges in the Middle East and India, ambitious loan exhibitions in China, Japan and Brazil, the launching of a biannual global museum directors’ colloquium, and a new international donor council.

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