MASTERCLASS – Memory and Monuments
The impulse to memorialise people and events has led to the establishment of a range of monuments in urban landscapes. Increasingly, monuments have been verbally or physically attacked and, in some cases, removed. This masterclass will focus on the ongoing histories of monuments, testing the implications of preservation and removal, and how memorials can be revived, reinterpreted or replaced. The three speakers will address Captain Cook, counter-memorials and the ‘statue wars’; the memorial to the band on the Titanic in Broken Hill; and the coal monument in Newcastle.
With Nancy Cushing, Stephen Gapps and Tamson Pietsch.
Hosted by Richard Neville.
Presented by the History Council of NSW with support from the University of Newcastle School of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Limited to 50 places
Free event – bookings essential