The Symposium: A Baroque Bishop in Colonial Australia

A Baroque Bishop in Colonial Australia

The Cultural Patronage of Bishop James Goold (1812 – 1886)

Symposium: February 14-16, 2018

To be held at The University of Melbourne and the University of Divinity (East Melbourne), this international conference is part of an Australian Research Council Discovery Project examining the patronage of Melbourne’s first Catholic Archbishop James Goold. Investigating Goold’s contribution to the cultural environment of colonial Melbourne, the project’s three themes will be investigated and contexualised over three days. Sessions will be devoted to the Archbishop’s important Baroque painting collection, his colonial library and his patronage of the British architect William Wilkinson Wardell, and its imprint on the built environment of Melbourne. Papers will be presented by members of the ARC project research team as well as experts from around the world in the fields of theology, art history, architecture and history as well as conservators and architects.

The Full Conference Program is available here and there are several pages where you can register for the individual keynotes and conference at the following links:

The Full Symposium

Klaus Kruger Keynote

Colin Barr Keynote

Peter Cunich Keynote

We hope to see you there.

Top Image: Portrait of James Goold, c. 1850-5, oil on canvas. By permission of the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea Archives