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Knowledge & Networks is a national forum for the analysis and advancement of the study of the visual arts in Canada. Its design is simple and effective. Knowledge & Networks brings together thought-leaders and key players in an expanded field of Canadian art history that includes both visual culture and current art world practices, both human and institutional actors that are redefining our activities and mapping new ways forward.

Knowledge & Networks III: Atlantic Allyships

Knowledge and Networks workshop held at the Central Library in Halifax

We are (still) here: Archival Alliances Between Changemakers

On Thursday, 28 Sept. 2023, at the Bell Auditorium, NSCAD U, this event was the public face of a two-day workshop, Knowledge & Networks: Atlantic Allyships, initiated by the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art, Concordia University. The participants were researchers, curators, and artists from the Atlantic region and elsewhere in Canada; they shared a commitment to social transformation and its artistic expression by deepening knowledge of collections and archives and engaging with community in creative practice. The workshop’s organizing committee was Sharon Murray, Archives Advisor, Council of Nova Scotia Archives; Erin Morton, Dean of Arts, Professor of Art History, St. Francis Xavier University; Carla Taunton, Associate Professor in the Division of Art History and Contemporary Culture at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University; and for the Jarislowsky Institute, Martha Langford, Research Chair and Director, and Johanne Sloan, Deputy-director and Professor in the Department of Art History. Of anecdotal interest, Martha Langford and Sharon Murray are proud NSCAD alumnae.

Reports will soon be available, please stay tuned.

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