Ligatus Public Lecture: The Parthenon Restoration Project with Prof Petros Koufopoulos

Restoration work at the western facade of the Parthenon, Acropolis, Athens, Greece; by Jebulon;

Tuesday 9 February 2016
The Red Room
Chelsea College of Arts
16 John Islip St
London SW1P 4JU

The Ligatus Research Centre is delighted to announce a public lecture by Professor Petros Koufopoulos on the history and development of the Parthenon Restoration Project.
Professor Koufopoulos spent 10 years working on the conservation and restoration of the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site at the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. He will speak about his experiences and the challenges and achievements of this ambitious project.

John Latham: Anarchive at Whitechapel Gallery

This Saturday, you are invited to two events that coincide with the final weekend of the exhibition 'John Latham: Anarchive' at the Whitechapel Gallery organised by the Ligatus Research Centre and supported by AHRC and PRS Foundation.

Saturday 4 September at 2pm

FLAT TIME/sounding

A composition and performance by composer/author David Toop based on John Latham's ideas of Flat Time.


David Toop: laptops, flutes, strings, amplified processes, omnipresent score.

John Butcher: saxophones, etc...

Phil Durrant: Maschine, etc...


At a time when artists' archives are being increasingly valued, this study day brings together leading artists, archivists and art historians to explore some key issues. How should artists and archivists deal with 'all this stuff'?
How may we interpret the sketchbooks, ephemera, recordings and other materials that artists leave behind?
When may the artist's archive become an art work itself?

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The Conservation of Byzantine Manuscripts

On the 30th April, at 12:00 noon, Andrew Honey will give a talk on "The Conservation of Byzantine Manuscripts" as part of the Late Antique & Byzantine Archaeology & Art Seminar series. The talk will take place in the first floor seminar room of the Ioannou Cantre, St Giles, Oxford.

For more details please visit Late Antique & Byzantine Archaeology & Art Seminar

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European Bookbinding 1450-1820 - Summer Course with Professor Nicholas Pickwoad

The history of bookbinding is not simply the history of a decorative art, but that of a craft answering a commercial need. The course will pay particular attention to the identification by structure more than decoration of different types of ordinary commercial bookbindings from the end of the Middle Ages to the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, and how these types developed and how they illustrate the aims and intentions of the binding trade through the three centuries covered by the course.

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