Seminars and conferences

The National Gallery is a pre-eminent centre for research into European paintings from the 13th to the early 20th centuries. It seeks to answer questions regarding how, why, when and for whom paintings were made and who the subsequent owners were. Research is also conducted into how the pictures were used over time and what their imagery means, as well as into general questions of art historical interest.

Seminars and conferences ensure that new research of this kind, conducted by staff and external experts, is disseminated to diverse audiences, both specialists and the general public.

Details of future seminars and conferences will be placed here or will be available via the events calendar

May 2018

Larry Achiampong and David Blandy, Finding Fanon 2 (2015). UHD Digital Video screenshot Courtesy of Larry Achiampong and David Blandy

10 May 2018, 10.30–5.30pm 

Sainsbury Wing Theatre
Botticelli: 'Venus and Mars'

25 May 2018, 6.30–8pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre

April 2018

Detail from Claude Monet, The Gare St-Lazare, 1877

27–28 April 2018 

The National Gallery and Institut Français

January 2018

Detail from Jan van Eyck, Portrait of Giovanni(?) Arnolfini and his Wife, 1434

12–13 January 2018

Sainsbury Wing Lecture Theatre

November 2017

A page from an album of mid-19th century drawings by Lady Elizabeth Eastlake

Friday 10 November 2017, 10am–5.45pm

Sainsbury Wing Lecture Theatre

June 2017

Sebastiano del Piombo, 'The Raising of Lazarus', about 1517-19
An academic conference about their art and collaboration

23–24 June 2017

Sainsbury Wing Lecture Theatre