Posted in: Academic, Art, Russian art- Nov 22, 2011 Comments Off on Cambridge Courtauld Russian Art Centre (CCRAC) wins research grant

The Cambridge Courtauld Russian Art Centre (CCRAC) – a joint initiative devised by Dr Rosalind P. Blakesley of the Department of History of Art, Cambridge, and Professor John Milner of The Courtauld Institute of Art, London – was launched in May 2011 to provide a forum for the investigation of Russian and Soviet art. Arising from significant research over many years among faculty and graduate students in both institutions, CCRAC aims to stimulate debate, support collaborative work, and generate and disseminate research on all aspects of the visual arts, architecture, design, and exhibitions in Russia and the Soviet Union.

The project was recently awarded a grant from the Cambridge Humanities Research Grants Scheme to enable Dr Blakesley to employ a Research Associate to work with her on CCRAC related activities for the first six months of 2012.

The CCRAC website is currently under development, but forthcoming events include:
1. Dr Blakesley’s lecture Painting St Petersburg. The Birth of a National School of Art, Wednesday 9 November 2011, 7.30pm, at Pushkin House, London.
For further information and booking details, please see:
http://www.pushkinhouse.org/en/events/?c=TEN-CENTURIES-OF-RUSSIAN-ART-IN-SEARCH-OF-IDENTITY

2.The conference UTOPIA I: Russian Art and Culture in 1930-1989, which will take place at The Courtauld Institute of Art on Friday 25 November 2011 and Saturday 26 November 2011 (Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre).
For further information and booking details, please see:
http://www.courtauld.ac.uk/researchforum/events/2011/summer/may21_Utopia1conf.shtml

3. The Conference Design without Frontiers: Interdisciplinarity and Collaboration in Soviet Art, Architecture and Design, which will take place at the University of Cambridge on thursday 20th September 2012 and friday 21st September 2012.
For further information please see:
http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/1683/

For further information on CCRAC, please contact either of its co-directors at:
Dr Rosalind P. Blakesley ‎[rpg27@cam.ac.uk]‎
Prof John Milner [john.milner@courtauld.ac.uk]
http://www.hoart.cam.ac.uk/research/cracc

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