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  • The Achievements of the Low Art Tile Company

    Chicago | Dates: 18 Sep, 2014

    Thursday, September 18
    6 p.m.
    Museum Members $5; Public $15   Buy tickets

    Note: To receive the member discount, members must log in after clicking through to the ticket purchase screen. Please place the tickets you would like to purchase in your cart and the discount will be applied when you check out. For information about Driehaus Museum memberships, please see the Join section on the website or call 312 482 8933, ext. 21.

    John Gardener Low was a talented tile artist, who was also a savvy businessman. His tiles graced fireplace surrounds, soda fountains, cast iron stoves and a multitude of other products.  The Low Art tile Company produced some of the finest ceramic tiles ever produced in the United States. Between 1878 and 1904 Low tiles were displayed in more than eighteen distributors showrooms around the United States, Canada and Britain.  For all of the 1880’s and the early years of the 1890’s the popular Low art tiles sold in large numbers.

    John Gardner Low was a painter before he started his tile business, having studied in Paris from 1858 to 1861 with Constant Troyon and Thomas Couture.  He was well acquainted with many of the great artists of his time, including Elihu Vedder, Francis Davis Millet, William Rimmer and Childe Hassam. 

    The story of the Low Company is often told with images which display the wide range of products made by the company.

    The talk will provide a window into the artistic world of late 19th century America.
    This lecture is part of the Driehaus Museum’s 2014 Samuel M. Nickerson Lecture Series, a program which serves to situate the Nickerson Mansion within the context of social artistic developments of the period and against the wider background of America’s Gilded Age.

    Doors open at 5 p.m. for any attendees who would like to explore the Museum and its collections. The lecture begins at 6 p.m. As space is limited, advance reservations are highly recommended.

    Richard Pennington, a former Boston Globe reference librarian, received his Master of Library Science degree from Simmons College. He and his wife lived in Chelsea from 1992 to 2005, in an 1886 Victorian house with two Low tile fireplace surrounds. He has been intrigued by the subject since 1997, and his research in ongoing. He is the author of the 244 page, full-color book, Low Art Tile – John Gardner Low and the artists of Boston’s Gilded Age.

  • Ruthmere: An Eclectic Beaux Arts Mansion

    Elkart | Dates: 27 Sep, 2014

    8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (return time approximate)
    Museum Members $65; Public $75   Buy tickets

    Note: To receive the member discount, members must log in after clicking through to the ticket purchase screen. Please place the tickets you would like to purchase in your cart and the discount will be applied when you check out. For information about Driehaus Museum memberships, please see the Join section on the website or call 312 482 8933, ext. 21.

    Join us this fall for our second travel tour which takes us to Elkart, Indiana to experience the Ruthmere Museum’s exceptional fine and decorative arts collection housed in an elegantly restored 1910 historic home steeped in local history. Your visit includes a tour of the Ruthmere Mansion and the 1831 Beardsley House. After lunch, en route back to Chicago, an additional stop will be made in South Bend at the Joseph D. Oliver House, also known as Copshaholm. Built in 1895, this 38-room Romanesque Queen Anne house features all original furnishings.

    Fees include guided tours, lunch, and round-trip transportation by motor coach from the Driehaus Museum. For questions about accessibility during the tours, please call 312.482.8933, ext. 31.

  • World Architecture Festival 2014

    Singapore | Dates: 01 – 03 Oct, 2014

    World Architecture Festival is a unique meeting point for architects, suppliers and clients. Now in its seventh year WAF has been bringing the architectural community together to celebrate, learn and connect since 2008 and is your passport to the international architecture scene

    Growing each year, it attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world and from all corners of the industry. Seize the unique opportunity that WAF provides to meet your peers with, clients, press and suppliers from around the world. Strengthen your understanding, your work, your contacts and your future prospects.

    Find out more about why you should attend WAF here.

  • 100% Design

    London | Dates: 17 – 20 Sep, 2014

    100% Design is officially the UK’s largest design trade event with over 27,000 visitors including architects, interior designers, retailers and designers. The event is held between the 17-20 September and is the biggest event during the London Design Festival. 100% Design is expected to attract over 30,000 visitors in 2014.

    100% Design occupies a special place in the UK design industry’s heart. First staged in 1995 within a tent off the Kings Road, the show has gone on to be the benchmark event for the promotion of design product and activity in London. Through different editions 100% Design has continued to excel, easily outsizing any other design event in the UK. Now, for the 20th edition the mood is both celebratory and resolutely fixed on the future; 100% Design will continue its traditional role to support design, both in the UK and beyond as it continues to define London’s design agenda.

    Learn more and register now at 100percentdesign.co.uk.

  • Summer School of Architecture Bač 2014

    Vojvodina | Dates: 22 – 31 Aug, 2014

    Summer school of Architecture Bač 2014
    Vojvodina, Serbia, 22-31 August 2014

    Application for 2 subsidized places: June 30th, 2014 (results will be published within 5 days)
    Early bird registration: July 5th, 2014
    Registration deadline: July 31st, 2014

    Organizers_Group of Architects (Belgrade, Serbia) and rese arch (Pieštany, Slovakia) | Co-organizers_The Provincial Institute for Protection of Cultural Monuments and Serbian Chamber of Engineers | Partners_ Institute of Architecture and Urban & Spatial Planning of Serbia, Faculty of Architecture University of Belgrade, Earth & Crafts, Smart Citizen, Noumena | Support_Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia, Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic


    The program is encouraging multidisciplinary international collaboration, dealing with the issues of implementation and monitoring of projects of heritage protection within the local, regional, and European framework.


    The Summer School will take place from Friday, August 22nd, and last until August 31st. The workdays are beginning at 10:00 AM lasting until 07:00 PM (including 1 hour lunch break). The program of the School is divided into two modules. Both modules are focusing on earth architecture of Vojvodina – the adobe and rammed earth.


    This module will open on 22nd of August and will last for four days. The goal of the module lectures and workshops is to develop the fitting method for the energy survey, monitoring and management for protected areas. The module will implement the Smart citizen platform, using the infrastructure of the study group of Faculty of Architecture University of Belgrade & Nekoliko arhitekata design studio, developed for the project of National typology of residential architecture in Serbia.


    The Module 1 will be followed by the workshop of parametric design (by rese arch & NOUMENA ARCHITECTURE), demonstrating the available tooling for the purpose of heritage monitoring and preservation actions.


    Prior to Module 2, a study trip to Neštin, Vojvodina, will be organized, for the purpose of visiting newly restored rammed earth house.


    This module will open on 28th of August and will last for four days. The goal of the module is preventive preservation of the adobe wall in household number 10 in Bačka tvrđava Street in the lower town of the Fortress on Bač. The lectures and the workshops, provided by the team of the Earth and Crafts Centre for Earthen Architecture, focusing on the process of preparation of the preservation actions, architectural crafting and urban design tools.

    The necessary  expertise for the heritage protection will be provided by the Provincial Institute for the Protection of Cultural monument and Centuries of Bač Fund, followed by the Institute of Architecture and Urban and Spatial Planning of Serbia - IAUS.

    A detailed certificate will be provided by the organizer for the purpose of obtaining ECTS credits.

    Official language: English


    We are inviting international participants: professionals and students of architecture, technology, civil engineering, architectural conservation and art history.


    The registration fee is 200 EUR* (100 EUR per module*) and includes costs of tuition (workshops +lectures), working material and boarding (three meals per day + accommodation). We provide accommodation in near-by boarding house (mostly dormitory-style). Fees do not include travel costs.

    Given the hands-on character of the Summer School, it is our recommendation to bring your own laptop. Internet connection will be provided by the organizer. The installation of required (free) software will be communicated in a timely manner.

    * The early bird prices are available until the July 5th 2014.

    The full price is 250 EUR for entire 10 days course (workshop and fieldtrip included) of 120 EUR per 4 days module.


    Your application should include:

    – submitting the application form ( link);

    – a short CV (2 pages maximum).


    – submitting the application form (link);

    – a short CV (2 pages maximum);

    – a letter of motivation (2 pages maximum).

    Exchanging the subsidy for money is not possible.

    Please e-mail your application documents to (grupaarhitekata@gmail.com).

    Deadline for applications is July 31st 2014;

    Deadline for early bird application July 5th 2014.





  • Perception in Architecture. HERE AND NOW

    Berlin | Dates: 27 – 28 Jun, 2014

    Date: Friday, 27 June 2014, 9:30am-5:30pm. Saturday, 28 June 2014, 9:30am-12:30pm
    PlaceANCB The Metropolitan Laboratory,  Christinenstr. 18-19 (Pfefferberg), 10119 Berlin

    The definitions of space are as diverse as the disciplines in which it plays a fundamental role - from science to philosophy, art and architecture - and within each field the assessments of space are often simplified or reduced. With such an approach, we refuse ourselves access to 'new spaces', whose definitions and perspectives, strategies and processes of perception from all fields of human activity are too rarely considered in a cohesive manner. This is where the ANCB programme 'No Space Without Traits' comes in: particularly through artistic approaches, it aims to open doors into spatial worlds that until now have remained closed. This programme enables investigations from different methodologies, practices and objectives from art and science, based on creative, behavioural and cultural science positions and processes.

    With the symposium we aim to generate a stimulated discourse focused on but not limited to the following themes:

    - space as collective entity
    - multiplicity of existence
    - spatial truth in the here and now
    - individual perception and the others
    - physical, visual, sonic and virtual manifestations of space in relation to social, cultural, historical and political forces

    The symposium is open to the public and will also serve as a kick-off event for a two week-long design studio for architecture students of the University of Sydney that will take place at ANCB.

    The event will be in English. Admission is free. Please register at reply@aedes-network-campus.de, indicating whether you would like to participate in the BBQ (costs: 10€). We look forward to welcoming you.

  • Barcelona Glories: Dialogues & Transformation

    New York | Dates: 12 – 28 Jun, 2014

    In February 2013, the Barcelona City Council launched an international competition to select a team of architects for the Glòries Catalanes Square Project. The competition invited architects to transform a 32 acre roundabout of elevated highways into a public space that would facilitate circulation and sustainable mass transit, maximize green space, and showcase a multitude of public services.

    Ten multidisciplinary teams developed their proposals over the past ten months, guided by criteria set down in theAgreement for Glòries, signed in 2007 after a long civic participation process. The winning proposal, CANOPY, was designed by Agence Ter & Ana Coello de Llobet.

    The transformation of the Glòries square is one of Barcelona’s most significant municipal projects in recent years. The scale of the site and its location at the junction of three of the city’s most important thoroughfares make this a complex project. Its development has been divided into different phases to optimize efforts and resources and minimize social, economic, and environmental impacts. Each phase requires efficient coordination between different municipal areas and the support of all implied operators. The project is currently in the demolition phase.

    To view a video on the transformation of the roundabout and the project’s historical evolution, please click here.

    This exhibition is related to AIANY’s 2014 presidential theme "Civic Spirit: Civic Vision."

     This program is part of BCN-NYC Urban Bridge 2014: A Year of Catalan Architecture in New York.

  • Kress Foundation Funds NYARC Art Librarianship Fellowship (Call for Applications)

    New York | Dates: 23 Jun – 18 Jul, 2014

    2014-2016 Samuel H. Kress New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC) Fellow
    Fixed duration position: 24 months from date of hire; non-renewable
    Expected start date: September 2014

    The New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC), comprised of the research libraries of The Museum of Modern Art, The Frick Collection, and the Brooklyn Museum, invites applications for a Fellow position generously funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. This fellowship will provide an emerging librarian with a unique opportunity to learn the operations of three leading art museum libraries, experience hands-on training in the field of public information services, and gain an in-depth understanding of developing digital tools for researchers in the field. The Kress Fellow will spend eight months onsite at each NYARC institution for a total of two years in the position.


    • Assist staff and public patrons with research questions posed to the library and archives of each institution; answer reference questions via email; conduct instructional library and research tool sessions for patrons; and engage in outreach programs to promote NYARC’s web archive collection of art research materials.
    • Assess and provide recommendations regarding the usability and interface design of a new tool that will be implemented as part of NYARC’s web archiving initiative, both throughout its development and after its launch. This will involve engagement with researchers, staff, and a technical team.
    • Coordinate efforts with other departments within each museum such as Digital Media, Marketing and Communications, and Education to promote NYARC’s research resources through social media platforms and other outreach.
    • Contribute to the goals of institution-specific library initiatives.


    • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science conferred by June 2014.
    • Demonstrated interest in reference services, art, and art history.
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and reference interview skills.
    • Enthusiasm for outreach work, engaging with patrons, and teaching.
    • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
    • Experience using electronic resources and basic web technologies.

    Reports to Librarian, Reader Services, The Museum of Modern Art; Chief of Public Services, Frick Art Reference Library; Assistant Librarian, Brooklyn Museum

    Salary & benefits: The stipend for this full-time (35 hours/week) position is $30,000 per year.  In addition, the Kress Fellow will receive $2,000 annually for travel to the annual conference of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA).  Health benefits are included.  

    Application deadline: Applicants should submit a current resume, statement of interest, and three professional references to fellowship@nyarc.org.  Please include “2014-2016 Kress NYARC Fellowship” in the email subject.  Applications will be accepted through July 18, 2014.

    Notification: Finalists will receive notification via email by August 8, 2014.

  • Affording Resilience: Housing Retrofits for Climate Threats

    New York | Dates: 24 Jun – 15 Jul, 2014

    In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, there has been a great deal of design thinking about how to retrofit affected buildings. Some creative ideas include increasing building volumes to make up for the units lost by placing utility systems on higher floors or implementing innovative landscape design to keep flood waters at bay. Many of these solutions, however, face regulatory barriers and very high price tags – a challenge for New York City’s affordable multifamily housing in the flood zones. 

    The NYU Furman Center, in partnership with AIANY and Enterprise Community Partners, organized the Retrofit Solutions Workshop in January 2014 to engage the building community in a collaborative conversation about retrofitting affordable housing for future threats. This exhibition showcases the ideas from that charrette and explores the options and impediments that multifamily buildings face as they seek to prepare themselves for long-term climate resilience.

    Curators: The NYU Furman Center
    Design: Remake


    Exhibition Opening

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Affording Resilience: Housing Retrofits for Climate Threats Panel
    Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

  • Display Architecture: Department Stores and Modern Retail

    Dates: 25 Jun – 15 Jul, 2014
    Call for Contributions (Edited Volume)
  • QueensWay Connection: Elevating the Public Realm

    New York | Dates: 17 Jul – 31 Oct, 2014

    The QueensWay Connection: Elevating the Public Realmexhibition presents entries to the latest ideas competition developed by the AIANY Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) committee. Entrants were challenged to design a vertical gateway for the elevated viaduct portion of a 3.5 mile stretch of abandoned railway in central Queens, currently under study for conversion into an urban greenway by The Trust for Public Land, Friends of the Queensway, and their design consultants.

    Congratulations to the winners:
    ENYA Prize: The Queensway Steps
    Carrie Wilbert and Eleonore Levieux
    Paris, France

    2nd Prize: Queens Billboard
    Nikolay Martynov 
    Basel, Switzerland

    3rd Prize: Make It! Grow It!
    Song Deng & Rene Biberstein
    Toronto, Canada

    Student Prize: EBB & Flow
    Jessica Shoemaker, Paul Crespo, and Jessica Johnson
    Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

    Honorable Mention: Upside Down Bridge
    Hyuntek Yoon
    Queens, New York, USA

    Claire Weisz, FAIA, Co-founding Partner at WXY, part of the QueensWay feasibility study team 
    Lisa Switkin, Associate Partner and Managing Director at James Corner Field Operations
    Matthew Johnson, Senior Associate at Diller Scofidio + Renfro, project manager of the Highline project
    Margaret Newman, FAIA, LEED AP, Executive Director, MAS, former Chief of Staff to the former Commissioner, NYC Department of Transportation
    Ting Chin, Co-founder of Linearscape, winners of the 2012 ENYA prize
    Susan Chin, FAIA, Executive Director of the Design Trust for Public Space
    Frank Lupo, FAIA, Steering Committee Member of Friends of the QueensWay.
    Andy Stone, New York City Director of The Trust for Public Land

    QueensWay Connection: Elevating the Public Realm is organized by the Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) Committee of the AIA New York Chapter  and is an initiative of the 2014 Presidential theme: ‘Civic Spirit:Civic Vision.’


    Exhibition Opening
    Thursday, July 17, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Exhibition Symposium, QueensWay Connection: Elevatinng The Public Realm 
    Saturday, July 19, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    ENYA 2014 Ideas Competition Exhibition Open House 
    Thursday, July 31, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

  • Rockaway!

    New York | Dates: 29 Jun – 01 Sep, 2014

    Featuring solo projects by Patti Smith, Adrián Villar Rojas, and Janet Cardiff as well as an international group show.

    Rockaway!, a free public arts festival sponsored by the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy (JBRPC) to celebrate the reopening of Fort Tilden and recognize the ongoing recovery of the Rockaway peninsula, opens June 29 and continues through September 1, 2014.

    Invited by the Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA), an association of artists based in and around the Rockaways, and the JBRPC, MoMA PS1 has assisted and supported the conception of this festival. Hosted by the National Park Service (NPS), which owns and manages Fort Tilden, Rockaway! showcases the natural and historical beauty of Fort Tilden, in which RAA has had a public gallery for the past 19 years.

    Rockaway! was conceived by MoMA PS1’s Director, Klaus Biesenbach, in close collaboration with Patti Smith. There will be an additional group show in the Rockaway Beach Surf Club, organized in collaboration with the Honolulu Biennial.

    History of the Collaboration

    MoMA PS1’s collaboration with RAA and the New York City Department of Parks &
    Recreation (DPR) began with the VW Dome 2, a temporary cultural and community
    center the museum constructed on Beach 95th Street in Rockaway Beach following the rescue and volunteer efforts the museum organized in the Rockaways after Hurricane Sandy. Operated through June 30, 2013, the VW Dome 2 was made possible by a long-term partnership with Volkswagen of America.

    Given its work on the VW Dome 2, MoMA PS1 was in a unique position to facilitate a coordinated effort between the newly established JBRPC, a public-private partnership with NPS and DPR dedicated to improving the 10,000 acres of public parkland throughout Jamaica Bay and the Rockaway peninsula, and local artists and community groups in the Rockaways. Rockaway! is an encouraging example of the many collaborations that have developed through the challenging process of rebuilding the Rockaways.

    The Exhibition

    The acclaimed international artist, writer, and musician Patti Smith—a Rockaway resident—conceived a large-scale installation, photography exhibition, and site-specific outdoor installation (The Resilience of the Dreamer) specially for Rockaway! Having witnessed personal belongings of Rockaway residents being destroyed and washed away during Sandy, Smith will install a gilded four-post bed with pure white linens in a long-abandoned building that lacks windows and parts of its roof. The bed will wear down physically, yet remain in place, a symbol of courage and resilience.

    In the RAA galleries, an exhibition of photographs taken by Smith over the last several years focuses on objects that were dear to their owners: Robert Mapplethorpe’s slippers, Robert Graves's hat, Virginia Woolf’s bed, Frida Kahlo’s corset, and William Burroughs's bandana, among others. The adjoining gallery is dedicated to Walt Whitman and includes books of his poetry that visitors are invited to read. Smith has also placed five granite stones engraved with verses from Whitman’s poetry along the trails of Fort Tilden to mark the far ends of this scenic urban park on the ocean.

    In addition, the Argentinian artist Adrián Villar Rojas will present a selection of small sculptures made from unfired clay and straw, inspired by the nests of the tiny Argentinian birds known as horneros. Installed in several locations throughout Fort Tilden, these nests invite local birds to inhabit them, offering a temporary home in this beautiful and fragile environment. These nests—a number of which can be found along the impressive hills and former batteries—also highlight the military history of Fort Tilden, which was built to provide protection against a potential enemy invasion from the ocean.

    Thanks to a loan from The Museum of Modern Art, Fort Tilden’s military chapel—which was damaged by Sandy and is now being restored—will showcase one of the highlights from the MoMA collection: The Forty Piece Motet by Janet Cardiff, a spatialized adaptation of a sacred 16th-century motet created by recording each member of a choir individually and giving each voice its own speaker.

    The final component of the festival is a group exhibition organized in collaboration with the Honolulu Biennial on the grounds of the newly restored Rockaway Beach Surf Club on Beach 87th Street in Rockaway Beach. Following Hurricane Sandy, the Surf Club was the one of the largest relief centers on the peninsula; their organization facilitated and directed over 5,000 volunteers, with major contributions from MoMA PS1. The exhibition celebrates the efforts of the Rockaway community of surfers and artists in rebuilding their neighborhood. Artists include:  Nanu Al-Hamad, Uri Aran, Davide Balula, Neil Beloufa, Anna Betbeze, Huma Bhabha, Carol Bove, Lizzi Bourgatsos, Olaf Breuning, Bruce High Quality Foundation, Jay Chung and Q Takeki Maeda, James Clar, Shezad Dawood, Rodney Dickson, Thomas Dozol, Zachary Drucker, Olafur Eliasson, James Ferraro, Fred Fleisher, Ryan Foerster, Shingo Francis, Daniel Gordon, Hugh Hayden, Rachel Harrison, Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff, Camille Henrot, Jonathan Horowitz, Donna Huanca, Khalil Huffman, Alex Israel, Gavin Kenyon, Caitlin Keogh, Andrei Koschmieder, Ajay Kurian, Sadie Laska, Margaret Lee, Dominik Lejman, Jason Losh, Isabelle Lumpkin, Nancy Lupo, Marcos Lutyens, Gloria Maximo, Ryan McNamara, John Miller, Tracey Moffatt, Marlie Mul, Georgie Nettell, Adrienne Pao, Elizabeth Peyton, Adam Putman, Ugo Rondinone, Aura Rosenberg, Tom Sachs, Laurie Simmons, Xaviera Simmons, Michael Stipe, Keith Tallet and Sally Lundberg, Stewart Uoo, Allyson Vierira, Patrick Walsh, Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Chai Siris, Saya Woolfalk, and Amy Yao


    Exhibits at Fort Tilden are open to the public free of charge on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, noon–6:00 p.m. The Surf Club exhibit is also open to the public free of charge Monday–Friday, noon–midnight; Saturday–Sunday, 11:00 a.m.–midnight. The Forty Piece Motet by Janet Cardiff will be open through August 17 only.




    Fort Tilden (169 State Road) is accessible by the Q22 and Q35 buses, the A train/shuttle to 116th St. and weekend ferry service on the American Princess. Parking is available at adjacent Riis Park. The Rockaway Beach Surf Club (302 Beach 87th Street) is on the A train/shuttle to Beach 90th Street; bus service includes the Q22 and Q52. Parking is limited to on-street.

  • CONF: Houses as Museums/Museums as Houses Wallace Collection (London, Sept. 12-13, 2014)

    London | Dates: 24 Jun – 31 Aug, 2014

    CONF: Houses as Museums/Museums as Houses Wallace Collection, London, September 12 - 13, 2014 Registration deadline: Aug 31, 2014

    The relationship between museums and domestic spaces is a long and complex one. Museums were born in the houses of collectors, while the reconstruction of the house or domestic room - of 'home', effectively - continues to be an influential if controversial model for museum display. On the other hand, museums have at times invested heavily in the idea of their spaces as public, scientific and definitively non-domestic. The line between house and museum is therefore also one between public and private, scientific and domestic; and house-museums/museum-houses have acted both to confirm, to alter, and to undermine this line completely.

    The 2014 MGHG conference seeks to understand the historical development of this relationship by investigating the ways in which museums have acted as houses, and houses have acted as museums. It will also explore the ways in which house-museums and museum-houses have been positioned in boundary zones of space and time, and what effect they have had on those boundaries. The programme can be viewed and tickets can be purchased online here:



    Friday 12 September

    10.00 - 10.30 Registration and refreshments

    10.30 - 10.45 Introduction

    10.45 - 12.15 Panel 1: The early modern legacy (Chair Stephanie Bowry)

    Theda Jurjens, 'Artists’ houses: spaces of knowledge, artistic production and social reputation'

    Cristiano Guarneri (IUAV University, Venice), 'A private display for a public space: The Statuario Pubblico (1587-96) – a Venetian approach to the display of ancient sculpture'

    Thomas Schauerte (City of Nuremberg Art Collections), 'From memorial to

    museum: the Dürer house in Nuremberg'

    12.15 - 12.30 Curator's introduction to the Great Gallery rehang (in lecture theatre)

    12.30 - 13.15 Private view of Great Gallery

    13.15 - 14.30 Lunch (not provided)

    14.30 - 16.00  Panel 2: Architecture and museums/houses (Chair Sarah


    Jeremy Aynsley (University of Brighton), 'Curating Bauhaus houses, 1923-2019'

    Maria D’Annibale Williams (Ohio University), 'Museum space in Fascist Verona and the display of social identity: a case study'

    Jane Whittaker (Bowes Museum), 'Mrs Bowes’s mansion and galleries at Barnard Castle, Durham'

    16.00 - 16.30  Tea/coffee

    16.30 - 17.30 Round table: curating houses as museums (Chair Mark


    Abraham Thomas, Nicholas Tromans, Giles Waterfield

    17.30 - 19.00 Wine reception

    Saturday 13 September

    10.00 - 10.30 Tea/coffee

    10.30 - 11.30 Keynote lecture (Chair Kate Hill)

    Helen Rees Leahy, 'The pleasures and paradoxes of house museums'

    11.30 - 13.00 Panel 3: Concepts and approaches (Chair Elena Greer)

    Sophie Forgan (Captain Cook Memorial Museum), 'Interpretation and anthropological approaches to the historic house museum'

    Lydia Brandt (University of South Carolina), 'George Washington’s Mount

    Vernon: America’s First House (museum)'

    Helen Williams (Northumbria University), 'The literary house museum: an eighteenth-century invention?'

    13.00 - 14.15 Lunch (not provided) (13.45-14.15, MGHG AGM)

    14.15 - 15.45 Panel 4: Modern spaces, art and houses/museums (Chair Barbara Lasic)

    Flaminia Gennari Santori (Syracuse University Florence), 'Tropical baroque – Vizcaya: a Venetian-inspired house museum in Miami, FL'

    Angela Bartholomew (VU University Amsterdam), 'Chambres d’amis and the mediation of site (1986)'

    Louise Shannon (V&A), 'Creating "Tomorrow": Norman Swann moves into the V&A'

    15.45 - 16.15 Tea/coffee

    16.15 - 17.45 Panel 5: Science at home and on display (Chair Ilja


    Elisabeth Hoffman (University of Kassel), 'Art and science: the interior of Wilhelm von Humboldt’s home as a museological and epistemological concept'

    Helen McCormack (Glasgow School of Art), 'The anatomist at home: the Great Windmill Street Anatomy School and Museum'

    Caroline Morris (University of the West of England), '"…Fit like a snail to its shell"'

    17.45 Conference ends

    Note: all conference sessions except the Great Gallery view take place in the lecture theatre. Tea and coffee are provided in the Meeting Room. Wine reception takes place in the Café. Lunch is not provided, but there are many places for lunch very close to the Wallace Collection.

    The Wallace collection opens at 10.00 so please do not arrive earlier.

  • Fellowship: Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship Application 2015-2017

    Dates: 24 Jun – 10 Jul, 2014
    Deadline: July 10, 2014

    The highly competitive Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship develops the next generation of leaders in community- based design. Rose Fellows take part in a unique three-year experience offering unparalleled learning and networking opportunities. As integral members of their host organizations’ staff, fellows gain practical experience in site acquisition, site planning, architectural design, developing financial pro-formas, applying for financing and obtaining public approvals. Fellows also typically help their hosts improve standards and practices for design excellence, sustainability and community engagement. Rose Fellows also gain a national support system of colleagues who share their passion for public interest architecture and community development.

    Please submit your application by 11:59 p.m. EST, July 10, 2014. Finalists will be invited to interview in October 2014, for positions beginning January 2015.

  • Historic Multi-Family Housing of NW Portland

    Portland | Dates: 03 Jul, 2014

    Northwest Portland’s Alphabet District is often thought of for its beautiful mansions, when in fact, it has a surprising history as a "rental" district. The Couch family built some of the earliest upscale rental units. In the 1920s, Elmer Feig became well known for his Northwest Portland apartment designs, and a housing crunch during World War II led to the conversion of many classic homes into multi-family units. We hope you’ll join us as we explore this fascinating aspect of one of Portland’s most endearing neighborhoods.
  • Terra Cotta Downtown

    Portland | Dates: 29 Jun, 2014

    Downtown Portland’s collection of terra cotta clad buildings is one of the finest in the nation, exemplifying the popularity of this building material during the early decades of the 20th century. The concentration of these buildings, designed by the likes of architect A.E. Doyle, also shows us how, by 1910, the city’s central business district had moved west of 4th Avenue.
  • “Total Reset” Exhibition

    New York | Dates: 25 Jun – 10 Aug, 2014


    Fellows Will Develop Four Innovative Research and Design Proposals for Public and Affordable Housing in New York

    Program Developed in Response to Mayor de Blasio’s “Total Reset” for Housing
    Press preview: Wednesday, June 25, 5 p.m. (RSVP to press@nolongerempty.org)
    Opening reception: Wednesday, June 25, 7 to 9 p.m.
    Exhibition dates:  June 26 to August 10, 2014
    Exhibition hours: Wednesday-Friday, 1-7 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 12-6 p.m.
    Location:  The Sugar Hill Project, 155th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue

    We are pleased to announce the inaugural Institute for Public Architecture Fellows. In residence this summer in Harlem as part of No Longer Empty’s “If You Build It” exhibition program, the Fellows will develop four innovative research and design proposals for public and affordable housing in New York. The residency, exhibition, and public programs continue the IPA “Total Reset” series on housing.

    Inaugural IPA Fellows are Kaja Kühl, in association with Columbia University Graduate School for Architecture, Preservation and Planning’s 5 Borough Studio; Nadine Maleh; Quilian Riano; and the team of Sagi Golan, Miriam Peterson, and Nathan Rich.  For more information, please visit http://www.the-ipa.org.


    Mayor de Blasio has declared a “total reset” for public housing in New York. At the same time, the decline of affordable housing options has become New Yorkers’ greatest concern.

    In the spring, the IPA launched the “Total Reset” series with a Roundtable exploring ambitious, achievable ideas for public and affordable housing in New York. This summer, IPA Fellows respond to the roundtable discussion with housing proposals that connect design, policy, and community engagement. Follow their progress through our public events and online updates, announced via Facebook and Twitter.

    The residency and installation are located in Broadway Housing Communities’ new affordable housing development in Sugar Hill, designed by architect David Adjaye. Fellows were nominated by top New York architects and housing experts and selected by a jury of Jonathan Kirschenfeld, Karen Kubey, Susanne Schindler, and Juliette Spertus.


    Exhibition Opening
    Wednesday, June 25, 7-9 p.m.
    No Longer Empty’s “If You Build It” opens, including the IPA “Total Reset” residency and installation.

    “Total Reset” Public Workshops
    Thursday July 10, 5-8 p.m. (new date)
    Wednesday July 23, 5-8 p.m.
    “Total Reset” features public workshops with Sugar Hill community members, housing experts, and designers. At each workshop, Institute for Public Architecture Fellows will present their work-in-progress and IPA executive director Karen Kubey will moderate a discussion.

    “Total Reset” Open Studio Reception
    Wednesday August 6, 6-8 p.m.
    Meet the Institute for Public Architecture Fellows and explore their work.

    All events at The Sugar Hill Project, 155th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue. Events are free and open to the public. RSVP to info@the-ipa.org.

  • CFP: 9th Savannah Symposium: The Architecture of Trade (Savannah, Feb. 5-7, 2015)

    Savannah | Dates: 23 Jun – 31 Aug, 2014

    The SCAD School of Building Arts architectural history department invites submissions for the 9th Savannah Symposium.

    The biennial Savannah Symposium series brings together scholars and professionals from a diverse range of fields to address an architectural or urban topic that is relevant to Savannah and to other parts of the world, as well as to other periods in history. The goal is to offer speakers and attendees the opportunity to interact with others who share an interest in the topic at hand, but who may be from a different discipline or field. 

    This year, the Savannah Symposium investigates the Architecture of Trade and features keynote presentations from Nasser Rabbat, Ph.D, director of the Aga Khan Program in Islamic Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Michael Hudson, Ph.D., president of the Institute for the Study of Long-term Economic Trends and professor of economics, University of Missouri, Kansas City.

    View the call for papers.

    About the Savannah Symposium

    Begun in 1999, the past eight symposia in the series have attracted 350 speakers from 28 countries across six continents. Previous symposia have addressed themes of the city square, architectural authenticity, commemoration, regionalism, building in the public realm, world heritage and national registers, spirituality, and modernity across time and space.

    Two prior symposia resulted in the following publications:

    • David Gobel and Daves Rossell, eds. “Commemoration in America: Essays on Monuments, Memorialization, and Memory.” University of Virginia Press, 2013.
    • Thomas Gensheimer and Celeste Guichard, eds. “World Heritage and National Registers: Stewardship in Perspective.” Transaction Publishers, 2014.

    View details about past symposia.

  • The Berlin Prize: Call for Applications 2015/2016

    Berlin | Dates: 23 Jun – 29 Sep, 2014
    The American Academy in Berlin is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 academic year. The deadline is September 29, 2014, at 6pm CET (12 noon EST). Click here to apply online.
    Click here to download instructions explaining the online application.
    Click here to download the paper application, should you prefer to apply by mail. 
    Composers and visual artists, please note: the selection processes for the Inga Maren Otto Berlin Prize in Music Composition and the Guna S. Mundheim Berlin Prize in the Visual Arts are based on nomination rather than application. A small number of invited candidates will be considered by two independent international juries.
  • Preservation of Prehistoric Mounds in Missouri

    St. Louis | Dates: 05 Aug, 2014
    Chris Koenig, Veterans Curation Program of St. Louis, discusses how to identify and help protect prehistoric mounds in Missouri.

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 at 7:00 pm