Portraiture Conference Programme

Friday 13th July to Sunday 15th July 2018.  Business School, Durham University.

The study of portraiture is beginning to come into its own now that old assumptions about the low status of the genre have been challenged and contextualised. The ubiquity and diversity of portraits means that they can be used as evidence to address a wide range of questions, while the very idea ‘portrait’ is immensely rich. The conference is designed to open up fresh perspectives on a potent form of visual culture that is of continuing importance yet unevenly distributed in time and place.

The programme is avaliable here.

Booking for this conference is now avaliable here.

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