Monthly Archives: February 2017

Conference: Collections and Collecting Ancient, Byzantine and Medieval Art Conference – 23 March 2017

collectingCollecting Ancient and Medieval art attracts both academic and public curiosity because the objects (and structures) in question are not only often extremely rare, but also have fascinating histories. The ability to possess a piece of our past has allowed collectors throughout the centuries to create a continuity between that past and their present. This conference will explore the history of Ancient, Byzantine and Medieval collections, how they were originally formed, how objects survive and in what contexts, and how certain collections themselves live on. It will also address how the collections of the past may be reflected in the way that we approach collecting today, the theoretical and the historical framework of collections, how they are currently presented, as well as some of the controversies in the field. Equally, the problems and issues underlying the collecting of Ancient and Medieval art, and the knowledge required to authenticate them will be discussed. Speakers include: Maeve O’Donnell-Morales, Zoe Opacic, Emily Guerry, Amy Smith, Peter Toth, Amy Jeffs, Anna Kelley, Michael Carter, Naomi Speakman, and Claudio Corsi.

For full programme and tickets, see here.

Free Evening Lecture: The Liberal & Mechanical Arts in Medieval Allegories of Knowledge, Anya Burgon, Feb 23, 2017 Christie’s Education

dsc00843-copyImportant Update

Dr Niamh Bhalla is sadly unable to speak on 23 February. Christie’s Education is delighted to announce Anya Burgon’s (University of Cambridge) lecture entitled ‘The Liberal and Mechanical Arts in Medieval Allegories of Knowledge’ on February 23rd, 2017 at Christie’s Education, London. (153 Great Titchfield St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 5BD)

CFP: Loci Sepulcralis. Pantheons and other places of memory and burial in the Middle Ages [21-23 September, 2017]

2017-02-07This International conference will be devoted to Medieval Pantheons. The main aim is to promote a broad and innovative debate on the concept of “pantheon” throughout the Middle Ages, as well as their underlying intentions. It is also intended to address the specificity of themes that are intertwined with the construction, ornamentation and everyday uses of these spaces by the communities that host them.

For that purpose we will count on the participation of national and international specialists on the field, who will present the most innovative results of their research projects, as well as with the input of the more junior researchers which will bring into the discussion the results of their respective researches, thus promoting an intense debate during the 3-day conference.

The conference will be held in Batalha Monastery, 21-23 september 2017, as a joint organization of the IEM, Mosteiro da Batalha and the Municipality of Batalha. It is intended not only for researchers, but also for students of higher education, tourism professionals and the general public.

Proposals must be submitted until 15 April to

More information and the CFP full text, here: EN

Post-Doc: Assistant Curator, Medieval Art and The Cloisters (MET)


The Assistant Curator will either specialize in late medieval art (13th-16th century) or the arts of the Mediterranean world in the late antique through medieval periods. The ideal candidate is expected to be active as a scholar in his/her area of expertise, have a global perspective, interdisciplinary interests and a willingness to engage in diverse media. In addition, s/he will be encouraged to work broadly across the collection in support of departmental and museum activities and have a demonstrated interest in comparative research and projects. As part of the curatorial team responsible for collections and programs at the Metropolitan Museum and at The Cloisters, s/he and will be responsible for contributing to all curatorial duties, including: researching, studying, interpreting, and publishing works in the collection under her/his curatorial responsibility; contributing to permanent collection installations; recommending acquisitions; reviewing and recommending loan requests; proposing future exhibitions and publications; and building and maintaining positive relations with colleagues in the museum/academic world, collectors, and patrons – See more at: