Objects in Translation: A Conversation with Curators and Historians

Date/Time: Mon 02 May - Tue 03 May / 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: National Gallery of Victoria


A World of Things: Exchange and Material Culture in the First Global Age, 1500-1800
Robert Wilson Annual Lecture 2016

We are often told that we live in an age of globalization, one of growing homogenization of consumption, increasing communication and cultural and economic integration. Yet the study of material culture suggests that today’s global connectedness is not new. The early modern period (c. 1500-1800) can be seen as the ‘first global age’ as contact between different parts of the world intensified.

Explore the artefacts of the first global age and the role of material culture in creating global connectivity with prize-wining historian Giorgio Riello.

The NGV gratefully acknowledges the support of the Mobility, Translation and Identity Network and the Research Program in Global History at Monash University for this event.

Speaker

Professor Giorgio Riello, Director of the Warwick Institute of Advanced Study and Professor of History at Warwick University
This is a free event, but bookings are essential
Please register here for the Monday event only


Monday 2 May
6.30–7.30pm
NGV International
Clemenger BBDO Auditorium (enter north entrance, via Arts centre forecourt)

Objects in Translation: A Conversation with Curators and Historians

Featuring:
Matthew Martin, Curator, International Decorative Arts & Antiquities, National Gallery of Victoria
Giorgio Riello, Director of the Warwick Institute of Advanced Study and Professor of History at Warwick University,
Anne Gerritsen, Professor of History at Warwick University and Kikkoman Chair in Asian-Europe Intercultural Dynamics at the University of Leiden
Peter McNeil, Professor of Design History at the University of Technology Sydney.

Join an esteemed panel of the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) curators and prize-winning historians for a lively discussion of key objects in the NGV collection and the opportunities and challenges involved in telling history through the study of objects and material culture.

Sponsored by the Migration, Identity and Translation Network and the Research Program in Global History at Monash University

Following the Objects in Translation conversation, James Bennett, curator of Asian Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia, will launch the book, “Luxury: A Rich History” written by Peter McNeil and Giorgio Riello.

No bookings necessary 

Tuesday 3 May
6:00 for 6.15–7.30pm
NGV International
Clemenger BBDO Auditorium (enter north entrance, via Arts centre forecourt)

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