Friday, September 16, 2016 - 10:30am
Seminar Room, PMA main building
Lecture - "Agile Objects: Teaching and Learning with Real Things"
Dr. Jim Harris trained at the Courtauld Institute of Art, where he received his BA and MA, and his PhD, for a thesis on Donatello's polychrome sculpture. In 2012, after postdoctoral and research fellowships at the Courtauld, he was appointed Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Teaching Curator in the University Engagement Programme of the Ashmolean Museum in the University of Oxford.
In this talk Jim will discuss the inception of the Programme and outline some of the projects it has pursued. He will consider the ways in which museum objects of any kind can act as levers to pry open the constraints of period and theoretical approach by which art history is sometimes bound and touch on the question of how museum collections can inform university education across a wide span of academic disciplines.
THIS EVENT IS NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND IS RESERVED FOR FACULTY, GRADUATE, and UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS IN THE HISTORY OF ART, and AAMW DEPARTMENTS AT PENN