Continuing Project, initiated 7 January 2019 with funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

​Objective: to examine the scholarly use of image-led practices to comment and shape political reality through a unique engagement with the material archive of the photograph exhibition, English Art and the Mediterranean, mounted in 1941 by the Warburg Institute in London. The network brings together artists, historians, media theorists, curators, journalists, photographers and activists to reactivate this unique archival resource and to make it accessible to a broad public. Five network meetings will be held in London, Munich and Rome.

The project is led by Mick Finch (Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London), Joanne Anderson (Warburg Institute) and Johannes von Müller (Bilderfahrzeuge Research Project).

Network core members: Julius Bryant (Word and Image Dept, Victoria and Albert Museum), Victor Claass (Postdoctoral Fellow, Louvre Museum) and Stuart Franklin (Magnum Photographer and Professor of Documentary Photography in Volda, Hannover and Paris)

Official Project Partners: Zentral Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich and the British School at Rome.

Network outputs:

Exhibition and catalogue: Image Journeys: The Warburg Institute and a British Art History / Bilder auf Wanderschaft. Das Warburg Institute und eine britische Kunstgeschichte, Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich, 29 May – 26 June 2019

Exhibition and conference: Ruins in the Archive: Constructing Visual Histories in Photography and Broadcast Media, British School at Rome, 13-14 November (exhibition until 27 November) 2019.

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