Study Day: British Archaeological Association, Old Sarum Study Day, Saturday 10 October 2020

Programme:  Meet in front of Salisbury Cathedral at 11.00 (in west walk of cloister if raining). There is a train from Waterloo at 9.20 which arrives at Salisbury station at 10.50 for anyone travelling from London.   11:00 – 13:00 Salisbury cathedral and Museum with Tim Tatton-Brown and John McNeill.  We will look at the materialContinue reading “Study Day: British Archaeological Association, Old Sarum Study Day, Saturday 10 October 2020”

Study Day: BAA Tower of London Study Day, Saturday November 2nd, 2019

The British Archaeological Association Study Day at the Tower of London will enable us to look closely at some recent research, both historical and archaeological, to learn about curating practices and restoration of wall paintings at the tower, and to explore spaces that are often closed to the public.

Medieval Touch: Handling session at the British Museum on scientific instruments in medieval and Renaissance Europe

On Weds 21st November 2018, Lloyd de Beer, Naomi Speakman, and Oliver Cooke kindly allowed students and staff from the Courtauld Institute of Art and elsewhere into the horological storerooms of the British Museum, the latest in a series of handling sessions organised by Medieval Touch. Dr Jeanne Nuechterlein of the University of York led theContinue reading “Medieval Touch: Handling session at the British Museum on scientific instruments in medieval and Renaissance Europe”

Workshop Reflections: British Museum Handling Session: The Trinity, 24 January 2018

On Wednesday 24 January 2018 Lloyd de Beer and Naomi Speakman once again welcomed a group of staff and students from The Courtauld and elsewhere, as well as Sophie Kelly, PhD student from the University of Kent. The focus of our session was objects in the British Museum collection with links to the Trinity.

CFP: Louvre Study Day: Collecting Medieval Sculpture (23-24 November 2017), deadline 15 August 2017

Musée du Louvre, Paris, November 23 – 24, 2017 Deadline: Aug 15, 2017 Ards Study Day 2017 Collecting Medieval Sculpture Ards, M-Museum Leuven (B) is launching a Call for papers for the 4th annual colloquium ‘Current research in medieval and renaissance sculpture’, which will be held in the Musée du Louvre in Paris (FR) on November 24th Continue reading “CFP: Louvre Study Day: Collecting Medieval Sculpture (23-24 November 2017), deadline 15 August 2017”

Examining Becket: Reflections on the Thomas Becket Study Day, Canterbury Cathedral, 7th June 2017

There could scarcely be a more appropriate setting for a study day on the theme of Thomas Becket than Canterbury Cathedral, the location of the archbishop’s martyrdom nearly 850 years ago on the 29th December 1170. In the Cathedral Library and Archives, just metres from the site of Becket’s murder in the North West Transept, experts from universities, museums and Canterbury heritage organisations gathered to discuss the saint’s life and cult.

Excursion: Walking tour of the Medieval Book Trade of Paris, led by Christopher de Hamel and Sandra Hindman, 8 April 2017

The group will meet outside the west front of Notre-Dame, where the outlines of the former medieval street of the rue Neuve-Notre-Dame are marked on the paving. Right here was the absolute dawn of the book trade in Europe. Here the earliest professional booksellers had their shops from around 1200, together with parchment-sellers, illuminators, scribes and book-binders.

Workshop: Reflections on ‘Locating Becket’

How can the life and cult of Thomas Becket be traced through material culture? This was the question at the heart of the ‘Locating Becket’ workshop, sponsored by CHASE, and held at the British Library, British Museum and Courtauld Institute of Art on Tuesday 6th December 2016. Curators and scholars gathered first at the BritishContinue reading “Workshop: Reflections on ‘Locating Becket’”

British Museum Handling Session: Medieval Light

On 23rd November 2016 Lloyd de Beer and Naomi Speakman from the British Museum once again kindly allowed staff and students from The Courtauld to look at objects from the museum’s store rooms, focused on the theme of light. We looked at a number of objects associated with the production of light, including a ByzantineContinue reading “British Museum Handling Session: Medieval Light”

Event: ICMA Study Days in New York and Baltimore

Date: Sunday 20 November 2016 – Tuesday 22 November 2016 In collaboration with Gerhard Lutz and Forum Medieval Art from Germany, the ICMA is co-sponsoring study days in New York and Baltimore in connection with these two exhibitions: Jerusalem 1000–1400: Every People Under Heaven New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art A Sense of Beauty: MedievalContinue reading “Event: ICMA Study Days in New York and Baltimore”