Lasting Impressions II: Making and Re-Making the Replica

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Pitt Rivers Museum

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Let’s put the materiality of replicas under the microscope!

Join us to explore the ‘object-ness’ of copies through a consideration of their own unique materials and manufacturing processes. After the success of Lasting Impressions 2018, which focused on the institutional role of the replica, the next study day aims to challenge notions of value in relation to reproductions, especially concepts of ‘(un)originality’ and ‘aura’. We aim to consider how making reproductions constitutes its own form of knowledge construction, questioning how changes in materiality through the reproduction process impacts upon the form, function and meaning of objects in museums and beyond.

The study day will comprise a morning session of conference-style presentations, complemented in the afternoon by an interactive pop-up exhibition. Tours of reproduction galleries across Oxford University Museums will complete the programme.

Visit http://lastingimpressions.strikingly.com/ to keep up to date with the full study day programme!


PROGRAMME

09.30-10.00 Optional Early Bird Tour of the Natural History Museum’s Reproductions

10.00-10.30 Registration with juice and pastries

10.30-10.40 Welcome

Panel 1: Embodied Knowledge

10.40: KATE JOHNSON: University of Bradford

Mould Making, Materials and Casting in 'Project code-named Humpty' - a contemporary art and archaeological science collaboration

11.00: SANTA JANSONE: University of Latvia

Late Iron Age Baltic Costume Replicas – Assumptions, Experiments and Practice

11.20: LAURA DUDLEY: University of Leicester

'Action Sculpture': An exploration into the motivations for restaging Robert Morris's exhibition 'Bodyspacemotionthings' at Tate Modern in 2009, and the insights this has given to the field of contemporary exhibition histories

11.40-12.00 Coffee Break


Panel 2: Layering Process

12.00: MICHAEL ANN BEVIVINO: University College Dublin

Truly Immaterial? Using Applied Technologies to Investigate the Historic Plaster Casts of the National Museum of Ireland

12.20: BECKY KNOTT: Victoria and Albert Museum

Life after the Original? The social, material, and cultural value of the copy

12.40: LEE ROBERT MCSTEIN: Monument Men

A Copy of a Copy? The Curious Case of the Deir el Bahari Casts


13.00 Keynote Speaker: Dr SALLY FOSTER, University of Stirling

My life as a replica: the role of materiality and craft in letting a replica 'speak'


13.40-14.30 Lunch


14.30-17.00 Pop-up exhibition and poster session


Any questions? Please contact us! lastingimpressionsnetwork@gmail.com

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