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Conference // Enchanted Isles, Fatal Shores: Living Versailles


Friday, 17 March 2017 (All day) - Saturday, 18 March 2017 (All day)


National Gallery of Australia

Occuring in tandem with the National Gallery of Australia's blockbuster exhibition Versailles: Treasures from the Palace, this conference showcases the latest ideas about the lives of past people and objects, as well as the living culture of Versailles today. Staged in Canberra, which like Versailles is a planned capital city, centre of government and culture, this is a unique opportunity to explore the enduring influence and resonance of Versailles, its desires and self-perceptions of modernity, from film to fashion to architecture. Gathering a generation of scholars whose work is shifting our perceptions of the art, culture and life of ancien-régime Versailles and its reception, this is the occasion for fresh and challenging research, and new perspectives on canon-defining works. See more>







Full Registration—$180
NGA Members—$170

Optional extra

Conference Dinner—$100
Friday 17 March, 6.30pm

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