Study Day | Thomas Baxter (1782–1821)

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on April 7, 2022

From The English Ceramic Circle:

Thomas Baxter, Junior (1782–1821)
An English Ceramic Circle Study Day
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 5 May 2022

Seven papers by leading scholars will cover Thomas Baxter Jnr’s ceramic and related work in London, Worcester, and Swansea. The study day starts at 10.30am and should finish by 5pm. The price—which includes refreshments (tea, coffee, etc)—is £40 for English Ceramic Circle members and £60 for non-members; the registration fee does not include lunch, which can be purchased from the V&A café.

Confirmed speakers and titles include:
• Roger Edmundson — The Baxter family
• Martin Myrone — The Royal Academy School, Its Students, and Henry Fuseli
• John Sandon — ‘All that is Great…’ Emma, the Merton Albums, and the Lost Garrick Drawings
• Andrew Renton — Thomas Baxter in Swansea
• Caroline McCaffrey-Howarth and Florence Tyler — Thomas Baxter’s Recipe Book and the Collections at the V&A
• Charles Dawson — Thomas Baxter at Worcester
• Jonathan Gray — Thomas Baxter: Notable Collectors


Online Talk | Cabinet Cup and Stand by Thomas Baxter

Posted in lectures (to attend), online learning by Editor on April 7, 2022

From Rienzi:

Misty Flores | Worcester Cabinet Cup and Stand by Thomas Baxter
Online, Rienzi, MFAH, Houston, Tuesday, 19 April 2022, 1pm (Central Time)

Worcester Porcelain Manufactory, Thomas Baxter, Cabinet Cup and Stand, ca. 1814–16, porcelain (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston / Photograph: Bonham, 2021).

This Worcester porcelain cup depicts Mirza Abu’l Hassan Khan (1776–1845), the Persian ambassador sent to the English court in 1809. A figure of much fascination while in England, he was the subject of prints and poetry and was even depicted on porcelain objects. Find out more about this Cabinet Cup and Stand, newly acquired by Rienzi, during this free 30-minute talk with assistant curator Misty Flores. Live via Zoom.

Registration is available here»

Online Panels | Museum Careers

Posted in lectures (to attend), online learning by Editor on April 7, 2022

Presented by the Yale Center for British Art:

Visitors in the Study Room, YCBA (Photo by Harold Shapiro).

This two-part online discussion is for graduate students from any discipline who are interested in pursuing a professional career in museums. In each session, Yale alumni who work in the field share their personal experiences and professional opinions. The goal is to better equip individuals for a museum position by discussing the range of specialist professions that support museums and sharing information about how to be competitive in the job market. There will be opportunities to ask questions with the online Q&A feature.

Attendees must register to receive the link.

Yale Alumni Panels: Museum Careers and Trajectories
Friday, 8 April 2022, 11.00am (ET)

This session addresses personal career trajectories to highlight the diversity of pathways into museums and the range of positions related to audience outreach, curatorial practice, collections, and programming. Each panelist shares their current duties and responsibilities and how their position fits into their wider career goals and intellectual life. The discussion also touches on how to prioritize the skills and experience needed to be competitive in the job market, such as publishing scholarly research, gaining work experience, presenting at conferences, networking, interning, and applying to professional or fellowship positions.

• Ashley James (Yale PhD 2021, English Literature, African American Studies, and Gender Studies), Associate Curator, Contemporary Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
• Elizabeth Mattison (Yale MA 2014, History of Art), Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Curator of Academic Programming, Hood Museum of Art
• Rebecca Peabody (Yale PhD 2006, History of Art and African American Studies), Head of Research Projects & Programs, Getty Research Institute

• Laurel Peterson (Yale PhD 2018, History of Art), Assistant Curator of Prints and Drawings, Yale Center for British Art

To join us for this program, please register here»

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Yale Alumni Panels: Museums and the Hiring Process
Friday, 22 April 2022, 11.00am (ET)

This session focuses on the process of applying, interviewing, and securing a position within the museum field. Panelists reflect on their own successes and share insights into the recruitment process at their respective institutions. The conversation also covers some of the effective strategies that candidates have used and touches on resources and training options.

• Desirée Gordon (Yale BA 2002, American Studies and Cultural Anthropology), Director of Programs and Strategy, Brooklyn Arts Council
• Megan Heuer (Yale BA 2000, Women’s and Gender Studies), Director of Public Programs and Public Engagement, Whitney Museum of American Art
• Julie Ludwig (Yale MA 1996), Associate Archivist, The Frick Collection

• James Vanderberg, Educator, High School, College, University, and Community Engagement, Yale Center for British Art

To join us for this program, please register here»

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