The University of Melbourne and National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne presents Human Kind: Transforming Identity in British and Australian Portraits 1700-1914 international conference, a four day conference between 8-11 September 2016 that focuses on British or Australian portraits between 1700 and 1914, both as separate fields and as overlapping or comparative studies.

Inspired by the outstanding collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, this interdisciplinary conference will be the largest gathering of international and Australian scholars to focus on portraits. It will provide a unique opportunity to explore both British and Australian portraits through a dynamic interchange between academics and curators.

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