A committee of seven art history graduate students from UD organized
the workshop and symposium for graduate students, including the call for
and selection of papers. Planning such a complex event is an important
learning experience in itself, Rujivacharakul and Garrison said.
“This kind of opportunity, complete with an international cast of
experts, is an example of the kind of wonderful training and mentoring
we provide our graduate students,” said Garrison.
Art history doctoral student Anne Cross, a member of the committee, agreed.
“This initiative has provided the graduate students with valuable
experience in putting together an academic symposium — from coordinating
a call for papers, to managing a budget, to organizing catering and
transportation,” she said. “The skills that we gained in participating
in the symposium will no doubt prove invaluable for our future
More about the symposium
The workshop and symposium will be held at UD and Winterthur from Thursday, Oct. 11, through Sunday, Oct. 14.
Except for the graduate student workshop on the first day, all events
are free and open to the public. No separate admission fee will be
charged at Winterthur for access to events there.
For more information, including a list of presenters and the schedule of events, visit this website.
Those planning to attend are asked to register here.
The project and the symposium are funded by The Terra Foundation for
American Art, the Office of Graduate and Professional Education and the
Center for Material Culture Studies at the University of Delaware, and
the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional support has been
provided by UD’s Department of Art Conservation and the Islamic Studies
and Asian Studies programs.
Article by Ann Manser; photos courtesy of Winterthur Museum and by University of Delaware