Unlocking Creativity: Artists' and Architects' Estates

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Unlocking Creativity: Artists' and Architects' Estates

Organised by the Australian Institute of Art History (AIAH), the Centre of Visual Art (CoVA) and the Melbourne School of Design (MSD) at the University of Melbourne. The symposium's keynote lecture is presented in collaboration with the Duldig Studio.

This two-day symposium will explore the enduring cultural significance of artists' and architects' estates in Australia. It aims to present recent research on creative estates and expand on current studies of the careers of creative individuals and their societal impact. The symposium will address four broad themes:

(1) Heritage spaces: artists' and architects' houses and studios;
(2) Archives, endowments and other legacies;
(3) Securing the future: women and creative estates;
(4) Estate planning for artists and architects: determining best practice.

The symposium will highlight the rich array of artists' and architects' estates, archives, foundations and other legacies in this country.

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