Conferences and study days Past event Friday, 27 April 2018

Ocean Liners Conference

Join renowned experts for this rescheduled event exploring design of French Art Deco floating palaces to contemporary liners

Past Event

From the Titanic to the Normandie, ocean liners remain powerful and admired symbols of 20th century modernity. Join this one-day conference and explore liner design from French Art Deco palaces to the contemporary Queen Mary 2 and discover the impact of these ships on art and literature. Speakers will include Kelly Hoppen, interior designer, Iain Sinclair, writer and filmmaker, Stephen Payne, architect of the QM2, as well as the curators of our Ocean Liners: Speed and Style exhibition.

With support from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

Image Credit: Empress of Britain colour lithograph poster for Canadian Pacific Railways, J.R. Tooby, London, 1920 – 31 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London