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Dr Clare Taylor explores the design and purpose of this wallpaper whose pattern and colours were inspired by the new movements of the 1960s. Learn more about the work with our teaching resources.

In this short film Dr Leah R Clark explores a Renaissance plaquette, which copies an image of Apollo and Marsyas from an ancient gem. Learn more about the work with our teaching resources.

Professor Gill Perry explores an installation by the British artist Roger Hiorns called  Seizure (2008). The artist poured 75,000 litres of heated copper sulphate solution into an abandoned ground floor flat in South London. Learn more about the work with our teaching resources.

Dr Kathleen Christian discusses the history of the ancient statue ‘the Laocoön group' and its excavation in the Renaissance. Learn more about the work with additional resources.

Leon Wainwright and Leah Clark discussing the complexities of the term globalisation for Art History in relation to Renaissance and contemporary art. Includes Chinese porcelain, De Bry prints, and works on canvas by Frank Bowling.

Are souvenirs a modern phenomenon? Watch this film with Dr Leah R. Clark (The Open University), Dr Katherine Wilson (University of Chester) and Elizabeth Montgomery (Collections and Interpretation Officer) in the Grosvenor Museum, Chester to find out.

What did floor tiles in churches and elite domestic interiors look like in medieval times? Watch this film with Dr Leah R. Clark (The Open University), Dr Katherine Wilson (University of Chester) and Elizabeth Montgomery (Collections and Interpretation Officer) in the Grosvenor Museum, Chester to find out.

How did medieval people protect their worldly goods? Watch this film with Dr Leah R. Clark (The Open University), Dr Katherine Wilson (University of Chester) and Elizabeth Montgomery (Collections and Interpretation Officer) in the Grosvenor Museum, Chester to find out.

Dr Leah Clark discusses the function of female profile portraits, a genre that was popular in fifteenth-century Italy. Learn more about the work with our teaching resources.

Renate Dohmen and Kathleen Christian discussing the complexities of the term essentialism, exploring the ideas of art and culture it produced in the nineteenth century and what its legacies are today. Includes James Stephanoff, An Assemblage of Works of Art in Sculpture and in Painting, 1845; Johann Zoffany, Major William Palmer with his second wife, the Mughal princess Bibi Faiz Bakhsh; Rembrandt, Man in Oriental Costume.

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