Tag Archives: art

Archives aLive: using art to explore archives

Continue reading about Archives aLive, our outreach project at the MRC. The final session of summer took an arty turn…

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How could ancient Greek viewers still recognise their gods today?

The answer is iconography, or rather, the language of images. As a Masters student within the Classics and Ancient History department here at Warwick, I spend a lot of my time looking at images that frankly make little sense and don’t resemble much to the modern eye…

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The Koan: a sculpture, a culture, an enigma

The White Koan, a modern art sculpture at the University of Warwick, won’t be unfamiliar to those of you that have visited the campus. Purchased by Warwick in 1972, the Koan has become more than just a sculpture; a huge following and culture has grown up around the piece and it has become a mascot of sorts to the University…

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Finden’s Byron Beauties: Portraits of the Past

We know that archive materials offer a window to the past, giving us the materials of history free of interpretation: this odd little book takes us away from the academic books and seminars analysing Byron’s radical politics or innovations in poetic form, to show us how some of Byron’s contemporaries actually read his work.

…Guest post by Carina Hart

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