This autumn, the Slade will celebrate 150 years of fine art teaching and research with a varied programme of events which reflect on the past, showcase the present, and look ahead to the future.
Celebratory events will range from a Slade 150 symposium series to exhibitions in the UCL Octagon Gallery and UCL Art Museum. A significant anniversary event will also take place towards the end of 2022. All events will seek to engage in critical conversations around access, inclusion and the future of art education.
We look forward to involving the entire Slade community in this milestone year. Please follow #Slade150 to keep up to date with these events. You can also register below to receive updates via email.
Slade 150 Events Mailing List
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- Slade Alumni: if you are a graduate of the Slade, you can update your contact details via your UCL Alumni Account to receive emails about Slade 150 events, as well as relevant updates and the latest news from the Slade and from the UCL Alumni team. To update your contact details on your UCL Alumni Account visit: https://aoc.ucl.ac.uk/alumni/alumni-community
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Events and Projects
On the occasion of the Slade 150 anniversary, UCL Art Museum is undertaking a project to locate copyright holders for works in the Slade Collections. This rich body of artworks includes 3,000 drawings, paintings and prints, many of which were accessioned via the Slade's prize system. Prizes have been awarded annually since the establishment of the School in 1871 as an important recognition of the quality of a student’s work.
UCL Art Museum is seeking to trace rightsholders and to secure copyright permission for works in the Slade Collections. Copyright falls under ‘Intellectual Property Rights’ and is a legal right protecting work that is the result of human skill, judgment or labour, and automatically resides with the first creator of an original piece of work (or their employer). Once rightsholders have been identified and permission to reproduce images has been granted, UCL Art Museum can ensure the continued relevance of this renowned collection by providing online and publication access.
Are you a Slade alumnus or relative? Do you have any works of art in UCL Art Museum’s collection?
Do you have information about other rightsholders?
For more information or inquiries, please email email@example.com
As part of the Slade 150 anniversary, the UCL Art Museum exhibition Testing Ground takes place from 28 September 2021 - 10 June 2022. This will include a time map that aims to bring together and celebrate events and individuals that have contributed to the Slade’s reputation as an important and significant art institution. Under the title, ThanksToEveryoneForEverything, the map will include pedagogic initiatives, historic events, the development of the Slade building and a roll call of all those who have either studied and/or worked at the Slade since 1871 that are held in UCL and Slade records.
If you do not wish your name to be included please let the Slade know by emailing Rebecca Loweth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the UCL Art Museum website for further information.