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The Skin of Objects

Conference 27th June 2015

Organised by University of East Anglia, Sainsbury Institute For Art and Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery. Call for Papers.

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Conference 20 - 22 May 2015

This conference explores the role of the museum in relation to human engagements with the sea and major water courses such as lakes, lagoons and large river systems.

John Virtue in conversation

24 July / 6pm to 7.30pm

Artist John Virtue will be in conversation with with Paul Moorhouse, 20th Century Curator at the National Portrait Gallery, discussing his influences, connections to East Anglia and his new body of work: The Sea, currently on display at the Sainsbury Centre.

What we've forgotten

Wednesday 16 July

Performance by The Voice Project as part of the 'Monument: Aftermath of War and Conflict' exhibition.

Sainsbury Institute for Art presents Movement in Modernism

Friday 28th February 2014, 7-10pm

SIfA Presents: Movement in Modernism - an exclusive event curated by undergraduates from the School of Art History and World Art Studies at the University of East of Anglia.

South Asian Arts Group (SAAG) annual forum 2013-14

27th March 2014

Manchester and South Asian Arts. Hosted by the Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design (MIRIAD) in association with the South Asian Arts Group.

At Work in the Archive

A Call for Papers for a conference to be held on 8-9 May, 2014 in the School of Art History and World Art Studies, Sainsbury Institute for Art, University of East Anglia, Norwich

SIfA Postgraduate Open Day

4 December

On Wednesday 4th December 2013 the School of Art History and World Art Studies will be hosting an afternoon event to present an overview of MA and PhD courses offered by the Sainsbury Institute for Art.

Crossroads of empires

This research project, which began on January 2011 and will run for five years, focuses on the archaeology of the Niger River Valley at the border between Bénin and Niger (West Africa). Its aim is to study how medieval ‘empires' influenced the patterning of settlement and material culture across the landscape.

Starting Bid - The Emma Jonathan Fund

Thursday 28th Feburary 2013 - 7pm

Starting Bid is a combined live and silent auction of contemporary art to be held in the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich . The event will mark the official launch of the Emma Jonathan Fund.

11e École internationale de printemps

20-24 May 2013

The 11th École de Printemps, organised by the International Consortium on Art History, will take place in Norwich (University of East Anglia) from May 20-24, 2013, on the theme of World Art.


The University of East Anglia, through a collaboration between its Sainsbury Institute for Art and The South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection, is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified applicant for a full-time PhD studentship on an aspect of the SADACC holdings for three years commencing 1 October 2013.

Fictional Narratives

New creative writing course inspired by the Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.

The inaugural meeting of the South Asian Arts Group (SAAG)

The inaugural meeting of the South Asian Arts Group (SAAG) was held at the Sainsbury Institute for Art, Norwich, on 13th November 2012 in association with the South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection Trust (SADACC).

Workshop - Fabricating Fashion?

Monday 1 October - Tuesday 2 October

This workshop, hosted by the Sainsbury Research Unit and the AHRC-funded Fijian Research Project, will explore the ways Pacific textile arts relate to the body, are culturally relevant, and how they are cared for in museum collections.

Artist Talk Anderson and Low

Thursday 31 May 6pm

Photographers Jonathan Anderson and Edwin Low have collaborated since 1990, achieving consistent critical acclaim. This talk offers a special opportunity to hear directly from the artists about their work and their ideas on portraiture.

Bill Viola

5th May 2012 - 29th Jul 2012

The Sainsbury Centre, in partnership with Norfolk & Norwich Festival, is bringing together an exhibition of video installations by internationally recognised artist Bill Viola, to be shown at venues around the city.

After Hours Kingdom of Characters

Saturday 24 March

An evening of live music, games and more – all inspired by the Kingdom of Characters exhibition.

First Year Anniversary of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster

6th March 2012

Programme for the ceremony to be held at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London

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