To coincide with its Human Image exhibition, December 7-February 11, the British Museum's ethnography department has organised an anthropology and art conference in its Clore Education Centre, London WC1, January 17-19. 'Human image: interpreting and transforming the body' will focus on ways of seeing and interpreting the body in world cultures and the manner and meaning of body art, encompassing all periods and cultures from the first art of the European Palaeolithic to the present. Fee: pound;35, pound;10 concessions, some free student places. An interactive study day is also planned for January 27, 11am-4.30pm, during which a panel of artists including Sarah Lucas anddancerchoreographer Michael Clark will discuss topical issues raised by using the human form in visual and performance art. Fee: pound;25, pound;22 BM Friends, pound;15 concessions.
Details from Philip Taylor, tel: 020 7323 8040.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org A number of free art and photography courses and workshops are available for teachers and school groups at The National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London WC2. They include: 'Paint handling in egg tempera' for secondary and sixth-form art teachers, December 19, and 'The self-portrait: style and identity' for A-level students, February 12-16. Tel: 020 7312 2483, web: www.npg.org.uk