Moore and Mining: Research Symposium
Hosted by St Albans Museum + Gallery and University of Hertfordshire Arts + Culture
Join us for an informal discussion of Henry Moore’s coalmining drawings, currently on show at St Albans Museum + Gallery. This symposium, which will include a private viewing of the exhibition 'Henry Moore: Drawing in the Dark', aims to facilitate discourse around the theme of Moore’s relationship to mining, and to bring together researchers currently exploring a range of topics which further illuminate this remarkable series of drawings.
9:45 Welcome – Dr Steven Adams, Associate Professor in Research, University of Hertfordshire
10:00 Session 1: ‘Henry Moore: Drawing in the Dark’ Exhibition
- Curating the Drawings – Inna Allen & Annabel Lucas, Curators
- Exhibition Guided Tour – Chris Owen, Author, ‘Drawing in the Dark: Henry Moore’s Coalmining Commission’
11:00 Coffee / Tea Break
11:30 Session 2: Moore and Mining Drawings
- William Kentridge and the Subject of Mining, Dr Tamara Trodd, Senior Lecturer, History of Art, University of Edinburgh
- Infernal War: Dante, Doré and the descent of Henry Moore, Becky Jelbert, Doctoral Student, De Montfort University
- Q&A, chaired by Steven Adams
13:20 Session 3: Moore and Mining Contexts
- ‘Like Hell’: Moore, Mining Art & Christian Iconography, Chris Owen, Honorary Visiting Senior Fellow, Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University
- ‘The Materials of a Modern Mythology’: Henry Moore, Graham Sutherland, and Prehistory, Tobah Aukland, Doctoral Student, City University New York
- Panel Discussion, chaired by Dr Hannah Higham, Senior Curator of Collections & Research, Henry Moore Foundation
14:30 Tea and Close
The symposium will take place at St Albans Museum + Gallery and is in-person only.
Tickets including lunch: £25 (60+ or students £15)
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