'Heni Talks'

April 25 2018

Jacky Klein - Cézanne: The Father of Modern Art from HENI Talks on Vimeo.

Video: Heni

The publisher Heni has launched a new series of short educational videos on art and artists, called Heni Talks. The model is TED talks, but focused more on art history. Full list of the first 25 or so videos on Vimeo here, including Jacky Klein on Cezanne above, and Prof. Martin Kemp on the Mona Lisa. 

Update - just seen that Heni's privacy settings don't allow me to embed any of their films. Which is not what TED does.

Update II - I've been told of the reason I can't embed and share the videos with you; image copyright and licensing of course! How daft of institutions participating in this admirable project, which only wants to help spread the word about museums' collections, to then limit Heni's ability to do so on the basis of a false assertion of copyright. Another instance of museums shooting themselves in the foot.

Update III - the settings have been changed, just for you AHNers! A senior figure from the project writes:

We are learning all the time about the minefield of copyright and I believe this is one of the reasons why more art history films aren’t being created for online audiences. Many people are scared off even trying to make sense of it.

Update IV - more on the inspiration of the talks here, from the driver the project Munira Mirza in The Art Newspaper. I should perhaps add that I will be doing one of these talks, it's just a question of finding the time!

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