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Portraits and Politics in the Age of Elizabeth I

In collaboration with the Program in Medieval and Early Modern Studies and the North Carolina Museum of Art

SEPTEMBER 10, 2016

For nearly fifty years, a collection of unknown British paintings has been resting in the vaults of the North Carolina Museum of Art. This fall, art historian Tatiana String will convene an international panel of specialists to examine the pieces, analyze them with state-of-the-art equipment, and place them in their proper historical and artistic contexts. In conjunction with a new exhibit of the works, History and Mystery: Discoveries in the North Carolina Museum of Art, this seminar will offer
participants a chance to hear experts on the history of the Tudor era discuss the changing conceptions of aristocracy and power on display i these works. We will also learn about how art conservators use technology and artistic skill to both preserve the paintings and reveal secrets of their creation and history. Don’t miss this interdisciplinary event featuring world-renowned scholars as they bring to light these hidden treasures of the NCMA.

** This seminar will take place at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh**




Tatiana C. String, Associate Professor of Art History

A New World: Life in England during the Reign of Elizabeth I

Marcus Bull, Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor of Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Elizabethan Portraiture: Meanings and Contexts

Maurice Howard, Professor Emeritus of Art History, University of Sussex, and President, the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain

The Scott Project: Drawing Back the Curtain from the NCMA’s Early British Paintings

Perry Hurt, Associate Conservator, North Carolina Museum of Art, and Co-Curator of History and Mystery: Discoveries in the NCMA’s British Collection


Time & Cost

10:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Saturday, September 10, 2016 to be followed by a visit to the History and Mystery collection. The tuition is $140 ($125 by Sept. 1). Tuition for teachers is $70 ($62.50 by Sept. 1). Teachers can also receive a $75 stipend after attending (click here for more information) and 10 contact hours for 1 unit of renewal credit. Lunch is included.

For information about lodging click here.

Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.

For information about GAA discounts and other scholarships available to Humanities Program participants, click here.

Register for this seminar.