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Session 1 from 40 Years On: the Domain of Design History - Looking Back Looking Forward

Chair: Elizabeth McKellar, Open University

A305 a real adventure in multimedia:
Tim Benton, Open University & Nick Levinson, ex-BBC

In this session, Tim Benton (course team chair of A305) and Nick Levinson (Series Producer) discuss some of the challenges and opportunities presented by teaching the history of architecture and design in a distance learning context. 

Angeliki Lymberopoulou: El Greco, a Cretan painter?

 Cretan painter? video

Recorded on 21 May 2014, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, as part of the International Symposium on El Greco, to mark 400 years since his death (1541, Candia – 1614, Toledo).

Leah R Clark's seminar on the mobility of objects in court culture

On the publication of his book Martha Rosler, The Bowery in two inadequate descriptive systems Professor Steve Edwards interviews artist Martha Rosler. This talk was held at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, Friday 11 July, 2014.

Professor Gill Perry studies 18th-century female portraiture, and its relationship with performance and masquerade. Issues of femininity and celebrity are explored in Gill's research. If you are unable to see this recording on your device, please follow this link to watch 'The importance of women in celebrity culture'.

2009 was the 300th anniversary of the death of Andrea Pozzo, the great Jesuit artist and architect. In November there was an international conference in Rome to celebrate the anniversary. Carol Richardson was interviewed by Vatican Radio about her contribution to the conference on Pozzo’s work for the Venerable English College in Rome.

If you are unable to see this recording on your device, please follow this link to listen to Spectacular Flirtations.