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Research Seminars - Michaelmas 2021

All Seminars are on Thursdays at 5 pm, live online via Zoom

30 September 2021

Ele von Monschaw       National Gallery of Ireland

The Cinderella Aesthetic

A hidden world of prestige and position through the Tudor Portraits.

Ele von Monschaw is an experienced conservator skilled in research, museum collections, and in the conservation of contemporary and fine art. She has spent four years of work with The National Gallery of Ireland, using advanced technologies to discover some of the secrets about Tudor portraiture. This talk coincides with the Gallery’s exhibition of these, ‘Glamour and Governance’, which closes on 3 October.

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21 October 2021

Karen Kriedemann       PhD, Leipzig University

Traces of Time:
Elements of Fortification in Irish Landscape Gardens, 1720 to 1790

Dr Kriedemann has been a tutor and doctoral student at the Department of Art History, Leipzig University these past several years specializing in the visual arts and architecture. Her work is drawn to Ireland, for which she has been awarded numerous grants. Karen specializes in the spatio-temporal strategies of representation and the effects of fortification on landscape gardens within eighteenth-century demesnes.

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Meeting ID: 973 1896 1301
Passcode: 242640

4 November 2021

Fiona McDermott & Donal Lally      ANNEX

States of Entanglement:
Ireland at the Venice Architecture Biennale, 2021

Fiona McDermott (CONNECT, TCD) and Donal Lally (TU Dublin) are members of the collaborative ANNEX comprising of artists, architects, and urbanists. They will speak about their provocative media installation at the Venice Architecture Biennale entitled Entanglement which explores the environmental and cultural relationship between architecture and data infrastructure in Ireland.

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Meeting ID: 914 1753 1448
Passcode: 329411

18 November 2021

Lynn Scarff       National Museum of Ireland

The Benin Bronzes and Beyond

Lynn Scarff is Director of the National Museum of Ireland. Her research focuses on non-formal learning settings and the opportunities presented by museums and cultural spaces to engage with under-represented audiences. The Benin Bronzes and repatriation offers a complex and nuanced look at the state of the modern national museum and its collection legacies within a global and local context.

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Meeting ID: 949 8533 2759
Passcode: 702692

25 November 2021

Melanie Hayes       
Irish Research Council Advanced Laureate Project Fellow, CRAFTVALUE

Building Henrietta Street:
Recovering Architectural Craft Practice in Early Georgian Dublin

Dr Hayes’s cross-disciplinary work seeks to challenge the traditional focus on the individual designer and patron to create a new skills-based perspective on the architecture of Britain and Ireland in the long eighteenth century. She will speak about her recent landmark project and publication on Henrietta Street.

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Meeting ID: 923 7592 1776
Passcode: 897048


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