Rethinking Prototypes: UCL Seminar Series

A Series of Explorative Seminars Examining Innovation in Art and Science

John Flaxman, Monument to John & Susannah Phillimore, 1804, Plaster, UCL SC1009, Courtesy of UCL Art Collections

Fridays 10.30 – 12.00 Strang Print Room, South Cloisters, University College London
Summer Term 2007

A series of innovative seminars critically examining the nature of the prototype and its relation to innovation in the arts and sciences. Speakers drawn from Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, and History of Art at UCL.
Sessions chaired by Dr Graeme Were, UCL Museums & Collections.
No booking required but spaces limited – please arrive promptly.



  • Friday May 4th Dr Victor Buchli – Anthropology
    Prototypicality: Origins and Status

  • Friday May 11th Dr Tom Gretton – History of Art
    Prototypes, Stereotypes and Matrices: Typographic Magazine Illustration from Handicraft to Photography in the last Quarter of the Nineteenth Century

  • Friday May 18th Professor Susanne Küchler – Anthropology
    Beyond the Prototype: Art and Science in the early 20th Century

  • Friday May 25th Professor Jonathan Hill – The Bartlett School of Architecture
    Building the Drawing

  • Friday June 1st Dr Stephen Quirke & Zahed Tajeddin – Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
    Mechanical Reproduction in the Age of the Work of Art? Late Bronze Age Pottery Moulds from the Residence City of Akhenaten, 14th Century BC Egypt