SYMPOSIUM | RESEARCH GRANT | WORKSHOP
London, Asia is a collaboration between Asia Art Archive (AAA) and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art (PMC).
Through this three-year period AAA and the PMC will collaborate on a series of discussions, events, and programmes, in addition to archival and digital projects. It will reach out to a broader community of interest to shape and realise these initiatives, and we anticipate the collaborative development of a repository of digitised materials, filmed conversations, oral histories, and texts that will be made available as open-access resources.
Key research strands include:
Institutions (such as the British Council and the Commonwealth Institute)
Art schools and pedagogy
Symposium | Showing, Telling, Seeing: Exhibiting South Asia in Britain, 1900 to Now
Open Call | Research Grant | The London, Asia Research Award
Ongoing: Deadline 18 April 2017
The second phase of London, Asia explores the institutions and institutional histories that are key to shaping a more nuanced understanding of the cultural entanglements between London and Asia across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Like exhibitions, institutions produce multi-layered and multi-temporal histories. They are nodes within a complex web of connections. In thinking about the role that institutions have played in forging these connections, we can cut across different time periods, bringing together a range of people, objects, materials and approaches.
Click here for more information on the open call for the London, Asia Research Award.
Other Planned Events and Initiatives:
A workshop exploring the impact of art schools and pedagogic practices on the development of art practice and art historic narratives concludes the three-year project.