October 4/5 2012: 2 Day Conference on Symbolist Landscape, Edinburgh

We are pleased to announce the full line up for the Symbolist Landscape in Europe 1880-1910 conference. The 2-day international conference will take place on 4 and 5 October 2012 at the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh. Eight 30-minute papers and a plenary lecture will be given and will include a visit to the exhibition Van Gogh to Kandinsky: Symbolist Landscape in Europe 1880-1910 (14th July − 14th October 2012).

The distinguished group of speakers include Sharon Hirsh (Rosemont College), Patricia Berman (Wellesley College), Michel Draguet (Royal Fine Arts Museums of Belgium) and Dario Gamboni (University of Geneva).

Redefining European Symbolism, 1880-1910 is a network funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The partners are the University of Edinburgh, the National Galleries of Scotland, the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, the Musée d’Orsay  and the Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, Paris and the University of Geneva. It has staged two research seminars (on the Nabis, VGM, November 2010 and Symbolist landscape, INHA, March 2011) and two conferences: on the Nabis, Amsterdam, VGM, October 2011 and on European Symbolism, Musée d’Orsay, April 2012.

We hope you will also have a look at the Symbolism Database https://symbolism.ace.ed.ac.uk This is an online community of symbolist researchers, a space for open discussion and networking. Registering with the database is the best way to keep up to date with the network’s activities.

Edinburgh Landscape Conference Schedule

Booking Information

Tickets* cost £25 (£15 concessions); £10 student ticket and are available from the Information Desk at the Scottish National Gallery or call 0131 624 6560 between 9.30am-4.30pm with debit/credit card details. This number has a voicemail system so please your details if there is no answer. Alternatively please email: IDesk@nationalgalleries.org

*Includes exhibition ticket and wine reception

For enquiries, please contact Craig.Landt@ed.ac.uk (0131 651 4248)



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Exhibition Website

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