8 October 2019

Whistler, Faed and Painting Copyright in the Nineteenth Century

Speaker: Dr Elena Cooper
Elena Cooper is a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow at CREATe, University of Glasgow and the author of Art and Modern Copyright: The Contested Image (CUP, 2018).

Until recently, copyright history has overwhelmingly concerned literary copyright protecting books. Drawing on her recent monograph, Art and Modern Copyright: The Contested Image (CUP, 2018), the first in-depth and longitudinal account of copyright as it applies to the visual arts, Dr Cooper will explore a number of ways in which nineteenth century copyright applying to painting was understood to be different. In doing so, and to celebrate the fact that this is the first BLACA event in Scotland for some years, Dr Cooper will connect UK copyright history to two paintings with links to Scotland: Brown and Gold: Portrait of Lady Eden by James McNeil Whistler (1834-1903) and Home and the Homeless by Thomas Faed (1826-1900). We are delighted to announce that the first picture – Portrait of Lady Eden by Whistler (the subject of Eden v Whistler, Cour de Appel Paris, 1897) - will be brought out of store and displayed in the Hunterian Art Gallery especially for this talk.

Time: 5.15pm for 5.30pm

Venue: Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow


13th JUNE 2019

joint BLACA/IPKat meeting

This meeting is in addition to the normal BLACA members only meetings and there will be no entrance fee. Registration via Eventbrite is required. The list is now closed, but there is a waiting list and people who register will be issued tickets if people who already have tickets return them.

Speakers: Dimitri Dimitrov (Wikimedia); Gadi Oron ( Director-General CISAC); Lionel Bently (Herchel Smith Professor of Intellectual Property, University of Cambridge; Bertrand Sautier (Iprova); and Nicola Solomon (Chief Executive Society of Authors).

Time: 18:15 for 18:30 start

Venue: Bristows, 100 Victoria Embankment, EC4Y 0DH