Conferences + symposia
Forums, seminars + conversations
Enchanted isles, fatal shores: Living Versailles
Friday 17 – Saturday 18 March 2017
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, with additional events at the Australian National University and the University of Sydney
To coincide with the major exhibition Versailles: Treasures from the Palace
Explore the enduring influence and resonance of Versailles, its desires and self-perceptions of modernity, from film to fashion to architecture. Gathering a generation of scholars whose work is shifting our perceptions of the art, culture and life of ancien-régime Versailles and its reception, this is the occasion for fresh and challenging research, and new perspectives on canon-defining works.