Collaborations and Confrontations in Art and Science

Delivered by Dr John R. Blakinger, Terra Visiting Professor of American Art 2018-2019

This year's Image & Object Workshop is convened by Dr John R Blakinger, and brings together reserach from across the University of Oxford on the theme of Collaborations and Confrontations in Art and Science.  This experiemental public workshop explores interdisciplinarity across the visual arts and the natural and social sciences. How do disciplines as disparate as neuroscience and anthropology study images and objects? What can the history of art learn from visual methods in other fields? Leading experts from Oxford will gather to discuss the possibility, and pitfalls, of exchange.


  • Andrew Parker, Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics
  • Christopher Morton, Head of Research and Curator of Photograph and Manuscript Collections, Pitt-Rivers Museum
  • Marcus Banks, Professor of Visual Anthropology, Institute of Social & Cultural Anthropology
  • John Lidwell-Durnin, Departmental Lecturer in the History of Science, Faculty of History
  • Daniel Bone, Head of Conservation, Ashmolean Museum
  • Morwenna Blewett, Sackler Fellow in the History of Conservation, Ashmolean Museum

Booking in advance is required as places are limited.  Email


Image and Object 2019