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Maritime Culture and Britain in the Age of J. M. W. Turner

March 21, 2014 - March 22, 2014
Royal Museums Greenwich

Romney Road
Greenwich SE10 9NF
United Kingdom

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Carmen Casaliggi
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Roach Catherine
Virginia Commonwealth University
Leonard Costello
Rice University
James Davey
Jason Edwards
City University of York
Eleanor Hughes
Yale Center for British Art
Richard Johns
University of York
Andrew Lambert
Kings College
Annie Lyles
Independent Scholar
James Robertson
University of Leeds
Cicely Robinson
NMM/University of York
Geoff Snell
NMM/University of Sussex
Jonathon Stafford
Kingston University
Pieter Van de Merwe
National Maritime Museum
Melanie Vandenbrouck
National Maritime Museum

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To coincide with a major exhibition of the work of J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851), Royal Museums Greenwich is hosting an interdisciplinary conference exploring the cultural impact of the sea in the late 18th and 19th centuries.

Turner and the Sea is the first full-scale examination of the artist’s lifelong preoccupation with the sea, and features many of his most celebrated works, from his transformative Academy paintings of the late 1790s and early 1800s to the unfinished, experimental seascapes he produced towards the end of his life. The exhibition offers the opportunity to discover the myriad ways in which Turner responded to the maritime art – past and contemporary – while challenging his audiences with new ways of representing the sea.

The conference aims to locate Turner’s seascapes within a broader maritime context, and explore the cultural and political significance of the sea during his lifetime.

Tickets: £100
Including Friday evening reception and private view of the Turner and the Sea exhibition

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February 18, 2014, 4:00pm BST

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