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Congratulations to NTU student Mahtab Hussain on his Inaugural Photobook Award http://lightwork.org/news/the-inaugural-light-work-photobook-award/  https://t.co/mOTbNsrrgZ Hussain.jpg
Call for Papers - 3rd annual Practice Research Symposium at GSA    The Guildford School of Acting is holding its third Practice Research Symposium on 23rd September 2017.   The theme of this year's symposium is 'Atmospheres'. We are particularly interested in broad disciplinary and interdisciplinary interpretations of this theme in relation to practice across different subject areas. We welcome proposals from postgraduate students, and researchers at all stages of their careers.…
Midlands3Cities student Miranda Jones will be sharing her insights on this topic at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust where she has been acting as a Research Advocate.   "In 1991, the Royal Shakespeare Company commissioned a version of Homer’s The Odyssey from Sir Derek Walcott (1930-2017). At the time, the St Lucian poet and playwright’s Homeric epic Omeros had witnessed wide acclaim, eventually helping to earn him the Nobel Prize in Literature (awarded in 1992). Walcott agreed to the project,…
This course explores how and why Renaissance and early modern collectors amassed their antiquities, scientific specimens, religious relics, and examples of virtuoso craftsmanship in the first era of globalisation from the sixteenth century to the Enlightenment. The course will examine the ways in which such objects were acquired, categorised, and recirculated by connoisseurs who used their encyclopedic collections to understand their rapidly changing world.…
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On our last full day in LA, a small group of us went to visit the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). With some students and staff having already visited the museum on the trip and saying how good it was, along with several enthusiastic “you MUST go to LACMA”’s prior to travelling, we thought it would be a nice way to wind down the trip. ‘LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States, with a collection that includes nearly 130,…
On Wednesday, the whole group met up at the Warner Bros. Archive at USC, where we were given a tour by the curator, Brett. The tour began with a brief overview of the history of the archive. Brett explained how the archive was donated by Warner Bros. to the University of Southern California in 1978, and that the archive holds a vast range of Warner Bros. film, television and music material dating between 1918 and 1968. Due to a number of reasons, including the condition of the items,…
After a jam-packed day touring the studios the day before, we took time in the morning to catch up on some admin and (more importantly) celebrate Cassie’s birthday; which included mandatory party poppers, a helium balloon, and singing. In the afternoon, we headed to Venice Beach, to soak up the July 4th Festivities…  19904674_10155143573143612_2066863000_n.jpg19874041_10155143587293612_158951037_n.jpg19840434_10158910163760246_1491996402_o.jpg19723813_10158910163505246_626222374_o.jpg
Today we started off with the Warner Bros. Studio Tour. We had this booked well in advance of our trip, to make sure we could book a day/time slot that wouldn’t interfere with days in the libraries and archives. With my own research interests being pre-1940s cinema, the majority of this tour was more suited to the other student’s areas of research; particularly those who are looking at much more contemporary cinema. However, my own love for the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts… franchises,…

 

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