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Basic Design and the Hatton Gallery: researching, displaying and sharing archival resources

16 January 2015 @ 11:00 am - 4:45 pm

abstract painting in creams and pale browns, with jagged dark brown marks arranged in a loose scaffold-like form in around the composition


This seminar will take the revolutionary teaching known as Basic Design and the related display on view at the Hatton Gallery as a starting point for a day of presentations and discussion on the way in which researchers, curators and art institutions use, present and share archival material with their audiences. Invited speakers will discuss their research into the history of Basic Design teaching, addressing the methodological challenges they encountered and the insight they gained from working with archival material. The day will also offer a chance to discuss different  approaches to making archives accessible via exhibitions, digitisation, publication and learning and participation activities.

Programmed by Elena Crippa, Curator, Modern & Contemporary British Art, Tate, in collaboration with Rob Airey, Keeper of Art, Hatton Gallery.

Programme notes available to download: Basic Design BAN Seminar.pdf

Listen to recordings from the event, here.

Image: Richard Hamilton, Chromatic spiral 1950. Tate.  Presented anonymously 1998 (c) The Estate of Richard Hamilton.


16 January 2015
11:00 am - 4:45 pm


British Art Network
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