From Alexander the Great’s trinkets to art by AI: what would an ancient Roman put in a museum? by Dr Alina Kozlovski-Lecturer in Digital Innovation(Ancient History and Archaeology)
Long before modern museums, the ancient Romans portrayed their own landscapes as full of the artworks and objects created and left behind by past generations. Many stories tell of how they collected, inherited, found, bought, and pillaged these complete and broken things. Some were put on display, others reburied; some were recorded in texts, others were remembered in images. In this talk, Dr Alina Kozlovski will investigate some of these stories and the ancient spaces that could be seen as precursors to modern museums. Having set the scene in antiquity, she will also explore how today we can use AI to ‘recreate’ an ancient gallery and what sorts of questions this raises about how we interact with the past.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Dr Alina Kozlovski is the Lecturer of Digital Innovation (Ancient History and Archaeology) at the University of New England. Prior to this role, she worked in museums in the US, UK, and Australia. She completed her PhD at the University of Cambridge and has held postdoctoral fellowships at the British School at Rome and at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. Her research focuses on concepts and histories of curation, starting from ancient Greece and Rome to the contemporary world, and on the role of copies, both material and digital, in museum collections.
ABOUT THE CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS SERIES
Specialists in music, theatre, poetry, creative writing, screen studies and history will engage with audiences in presentations that profile current projects, questions and investigations into the arts. Join our speakers in a relaxed after-work setting to learn about their research and be inspired, piqued and challenged as our presenters explore the changing nature of arts and culture in Australia. Presentations will be 45 minutes followed by a Q&A session with the researcher where audiences can dig deeper and find out more about the themes and discoveries of the talk.
The Creative Conversations Series is presented by the University of New England Cultural and Creative Arts Network in partnership with The Joan.