An interdisciplinary collaboration between the Faculties of Arts and Medicine & Health at the University of Leeds
Alumni Room, School of English: Friday February 9, 10:30 – 11.45
The Sensory Modernisms Research Group presents a sensory workshop and lecture presented by Caro Verbeek. Caro is an embedded researcher of olfactory heritage at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Rijksmuseum and International Flavours & Fragrances. Trained as an art historian she specialises in sensory art and education in museums, art academies and universities. She has 10+ years of experience curating exhibitions and conserving collections (prints, drawings and scents).
Caro creates olfactory tours and interventions for museums (Rijksmuseum, Van Abbemuseum, Bijbels Museum, Amsterdam Museum) and is determined to alter the way we think about and document volatile history and to create a language and sensory skills to do so.
Her PhD project “In Search of Lost Scents – Reconstructing the Aromatic Heritage of the Avant-garde’ was widely discussed in (international) media during the exhibition “Aromatic Art (Re-)constructed” dd. 23.02.2017 – 23.05.2017 where people were able to smell the Battle of Waterloo, an 18th century canal house, medieval prayer nuts (all created by IFF), and Futurist and Surrealist olfactory works of art.
Furthermore she combined her knowledge of graphic art and the senses in the educational workshop “The Sensory Gaze – Looking at Prints with all the Senses”, originally developed for the Rijksmuseum.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served. The event is free, but attendees are asked to register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/in-search-of-lost-scents-reconstructing-volatile-landscapes-tickets-42669951975