Image and Object: Collaborations and Confrontations in Art and Science

This experimental public workshop explores interdisciplinarity across the visual arts and the natural and social sciences. How do disciplines as disparate as neuroscience and anthropology study images and objects? What can the history of art learn from visual methods in other fields? Leading experts from Oxford will gather to discuss to the possibility, and pitfalls, of exchange.


  • Andrew Parker, Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics
  • Christopher Morton, Head of Research and Curator of Photograph and Manuscript Collections, Pitt-Rivers Museum
  • Marcus Banks, Professor of Visual Anthropology, Institute of Social & Cultural Anthropology
  • John Lidwell-Durnin, Departmental Lecturer in the History of Science, Faculty of History
  • Daniel Bone, Head of Conservation, Ashmolean Museum
  • Morwenna Blewett, Sackler Fellow in the History of Conservation, Ashmolean Museum