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Sep 28

IPC Conference Day Pass

The International Panorama Council will host its 32nd annual conference in Iowa City at the University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums. This conference has past congregated in locations across the globe from Luxembourg to China, from Switzerland to Turkey, and now visits the University of Iowa, home to conference hosts: The UI Museum of Natural History. This year's conference theme is "Panoramas, Immersive Media, and Lost Worlds," making the museum's Laysan Island Cyclorama the perfect backdrop.

Day passes are available for local guests to participate in conference sessions, presentations, and activities alongside IPC members from all around the world on Thursday, September 28 and Friday, September 29, 2023. Please review information here and register to join.

Cost of day passes are determined by (1) student, staff/faculty, or community status, (2) number of days in attendance, and (3) indication of lunch preference. A day pass for 1 day starts at $20, 2 days is $38. All students and UI staff/faculty enjoy reduced ticket pricing (30-50% reduction) by using promo codes provided at registration. Payment will be collected via our University approved online payment portal after registration, prior to the event.


Day 1: Thursday (9/28)

  • 8:45-9:00 Check in/Registration
  • 9:00-10:40 Session I – Lost Panoramas [4 presentations + 20 min Q&A]

                       A Story of Sad Losses: On the Fates of Some 19th Century Panoramas

                                    Gabriele Koller, Jerusalem Panorama, Altötting, Germany

                       The Kilauea Cyclorama: More Than a Picture, a “Spectacular Cyclorama”

                                    Suzanne Wray, independent researcher, New York

                       The Images in Circarama as Evidence of a Historical Moment and Place

                                    Silvia Mascia, University of Udine, Italy

                       Panorama, Cinema and Photography: An History of Dead Ends, Forgotten Cameras, Lenses and Social Phenomena

                                    Luca Vascon, VR artist, photographer, and video maker, Venice, Italy

  • 10:40-10:55   15 min coffee break
  • 10:55-12:10  Session II – The Immersive Worlds of Panoramas [3 presentations + 15 min Q&A]

                       Learning from the Performance of Moving Panoramas

                                    Peter F. Morelli, independent researcher, Portland, Maine

                       Listening to the Aural Heritage of Banvard’s Mississippi Panoramas – A Speculative Re-enactment

                                    Nicholas Lowe, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

                       Hearing Natural History: What Do We Do with Lost Worlds of Sound?

                                    Zoe Grueskin, researcher, writer, artist, and audio producer, New York

  • 12:10-13:45 Lunch
  • 12:45-13:30   Optional tour of University Libraries Conservation Lab
  • 13:45-15:25  Session III – Lost Voices [4 presentations + 20 min Q&A]

                       Panstereoramas: The Colonial Touch, or The Power to Represent Comprehensively

                                    Blagovesta Momchedjikova, New York University

                       Shengjing Panorama: Re-crafting the Urban Ephemera of Colonial Shenyang in Historic Los Angeles

                                    Weiling Deng and Jonathan Banfill, Champlain College, Burlington, Vermont; Ruby Carlson and Sara Velas, The                                     Velaslavasay Panorama, Los Angeles, California

                       Lost Authority, Found Voices: ‘New Red Order’ and the Panorama of the Monumental Grandeur of the Mississippi Valley, c. 1850

                                    Melissa Wolfe, St. Louis Art Museum, Missouri

                       “In the pursuit of our present”: Lisa Reihana’s ‘in Pursuit of Venus [infected]’

                                    Robin Skinner, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

  • 15:25-15:40 15 min coffee break
  • 15:40-18:10 Session IV – Round Table

                       The Laysan Island Cyclorama

                                    Liz A. Crooks, Cindy E. Opitz, Jessica M. Smith, University of Iowa Museum of Natural History

Day 2: Friday (9/29)

  • 8:45-9:00 Check In/Registration
  • 9:00-10:40    Session V – Panoramic Vision [4 presentations + 20 min Q&A]

                       “Mysterious Barren Lands”: The Panoramic Legacy of Arctic Documentary Films

                                    Lora Maslenitsyna, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

                       Paradise Transformed

                                    Ebru Esra Satici, Meşher, Istanbul

                       Rebuilding a Lost World: Trompe l’Oeil, Panorama and Staging an Exhibition on Illusion in America

                                    Stephanie Heydt, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia

                       Panoramic Inscriptions: Perspectival Typography and Pictorial Lettering in Immersive Ephemera

                                    Molly Briggs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • 10:40-10:55    15 min coffee break
  • 10:55-12:10    Session VI – Panoramas and Historical Context [3 presentations + 15 min Q&A]

                       125 Years of Agony and Revitalization of a Czech Panorama

                                    Jean-Claude Brunner, independent researcher, Vienna, Austria

                       Inverting the Panorama: S.P. Dinsmoor’s Garden of Eden

                                    Lisa Stone, independent curator and preservationist, Neshkoro, Wisconsin

                       ‘Come with Me’: Grant Wood’s Imagination Isles Panorama

                                    Sean M. Ulmer, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Iowa

  • 12:10-13:30    Lunch
  • 13:30-15:10   Session VII – Virtual Reality and Lost Worlds [4 presentations + 20 min Q&A]

                       The Role of Panorama Visual Technologies in Immersive VR and AR Approach to Architectural Heritage Practices

                                    Katarina Andjelkovic, theorist, architect, researcher, and painter, Belgrade, Serbia

                       Virtual Reality for Cultural Heritage: How 3D Models, VR and Gaming Technology Extend the Reality

                                    Karolina Wójtowica, visual and architectural designer, Wroclaw, Poland

                       Immersive Illustration to Recreate Lost Worlds: 360VR Documentaries for The World War II Foundation

                                    Chiara Masiero Sgrinzatto, independent artist, Venice, Italy

                       MetAmazonia – The Immersive Conservation Experience of the Amazon Rainforest

                                    Jonathan Biz Medina, ZOAN Oy, Helsinki, Finland

  • 15:10-16:25   Session VIII – Virtual Reality and Recovering Panoramas [3 presents + 15 min Q&A]

                       VR Remediation of Invisible Panoramas

                                    Christl Lidl, Ecole Supérieure d’art et de Design de Valenciennes, Brussels, Belgium

                       The Panorama of Rio de Janeiro by Victor Meirelles and Henri Langerock: Part 6 – Exploring the Virtual faux-terrain in a 360                        Experience by Game Engines

                                    Thiago Leitão de Souza, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

                       Unveiling the Secrets of the Panorama du Congo

                                    Leen Engelen, LUCA School of Arts/KU Leuven, Belgium, and Victor Flores, Lusofona University, Portugal

Old Capitol Museum
21 N. Clinton St., Iowa City, IA 52242
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Sep 28, 2023 09:00am CT

$12.00 - $38.00