Week in Review – 26 March


As it’s the Easter Weekend, my object of the week is this beautiful watercolour by Francesco Bartoli. Painted between 1700 and 1725, Bartoli depicts ‘Six Easter Eggs, chiefly painted by the nuns of Amelia‘. The watercolour is now housed in the British Museum. For the full object record, see here.

Other blog posts, CFPs, conferences and podcasts that caught my eye this week included:

The forthcoming conference on Craft at the John Rylands Library. For the conference programme see here.

Crafts Magazine’s ‘book club’ podcast. Here, they invite author Robert Penn to discuss his new book The Man Who Made Things Out of Tree, the story of one man’s quest to make as many objects as possible from a single fallen tree.

I also really enjoyed Sally-Anne Huxtable’s blog post for National Museums Scotland, titled ‘Living up to One’s Teapot: Oscar Wilde, Aestheticism and Victorian Satire‘. The post examines an incomparably wonderful (and terrifying) teapot, situating it within the broader contexts of the Aesthetic movement and ‘Chinamania’.

I’ve recently discovered the Histories of Emotion blog, which constitutes a wonderful repository of posts for historians of emotion.

I also noticed CFP for a new series from Amsterdam University Press on Visual and Material Culture, 1300-1700.

The CFP for the Architecture and Feminisms conference, which explores the topic in six thematic areas: Ecologies – Economies – Technologies – Histories – Pedagogies – Styles.

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