Forthcoming Events and News

Moore in Focus Exhibition

Moore in Focus Exhibition

26th Apr 2014 - 20th Jul 2014

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. A new exhibition designed and curated by students on the University of East Anglia''s 2013-2014 Museum Studies MA course.

On display for the first time, the show features a selection of personal correspondence between the Sainsburys and Moore, including letters, postcards, photographs and an audio recording, carefully preserved in the Sainsbury Research Unit Archive since its donation to the University.

The display will be accompanied by a programme of educational activities for both children and adults.

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At Work in the Archive Conference

At Work in the Archive Conference

8 - 9 May 2014

School of Art History and World Art Studies Sainsbury Institute for Art, University of East Anglia, Norwich

Contemporary art has an intense interest in the archive, both in a literal and a metaphorical sense. This ‘archival impulse' raises questions regarding the powerful (mal)functions of the archive in our project of modernity that go beyond any narrow disciplinary  interest.

Addressing  questions regarding the possibilities of truth, testimony and mourning through the archive. this conference examines how artists have engaged with the archive in order to explore decolonial futures.

If you are interested in attending please contact Rania Jaber at

Registration closes on Tuesday April 15th.

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Image courtesy of the School of Art History & World Art Studies Photographic Collections


A Celebration of SIfA Research

A Celebration of SIfA Research

On March 17, the School of Art History and World Art Studies hosted a reception in the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts to celebrate the recent research activity of SIfA staff.

The event also included a book launch to showcase some of the recent publications from SIfA's member organisations and to mark three years of the journal World Art.

The event was very well attended and provided a great opportunity for SIfA researchers to talk with fellow academics, students and members of the public about their research.


Recent publications, as well as previous books and journals, are displayed on the SIfA research page.