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BAA Romanesque conference, Barcelona: student scholarships

BAA BarcelonaFollowing earlier conferences on Romanesque and the Past (London, 2010), and Romanesque and the Mediterranean (Palermo, 2012), the British Archaeological Association is collaborating with the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya and the Research project Magistri Cataloniae to stage the third in a biennial series of international conferences concerned with Romanesque art and architecture. This conference, Romanesque: Patrons and Processes, is concerned with patronage – and agency – in their broadest senses during the Romanesque period. Thus, in addition to more traditional prosopographical approaches, and examinations of individual patrons, there will be papers on various forms of institutional patronage. The conference will also address the processes involved in commissioning buildings or works of art – the mechanics of design – authorship – intermediaries and agents – and the extent to which patrons are designers. Are there limits to patronal influence?
Speakers include: Claude Andrault-Schmitt, Maria Bonet, Eduardo Carrero, Manuel Castiñeiras, Hugh Doherty, Eric Fernie, Alexandra Gajewski and Stephanie Seeberg, Ludovico Geymonat, Richard Gem, Dorothy Glass, Colum Hourihane, Armen Kazaryan, Wilfried Keil, Bruno Klein, Esther Lozano, Nathalie Le Luel, Javier Martínez de Aguirre, Géraldine Mallet, Robert Maxwell, John McNeill, Christopher Norton, Anna Orriols, Carlo Quintavalle, Jens Rüffer, Carles Sánchez, Marta Serrano, Neil Stratford and Rose Walker.

The conference will be held on the 7-9th April 2014, with further site visits on the 10-11th April.

A limited number of scholarships for students are available to help cover the cost of the conference. Please apply by 10 November 2013, attaching a short CV along with the name and contact details of one referee. Applications should be sent to the conference convenors on

For more information see here.

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Monumental Brass Society: Lingfield study day

Lingfield brassThe Monumental Brass Society are holding a study day at Lingfield Church in Surrey on the 28th September 2013. The speakers will be Nigel Saul and Clive Burgess.

The cost is £25.00 for members and £40.00 for non-members. A special concessionary
rate of £15.00 is available for full-time registered students. Lunch is not included.

More information, including an itinerary and how to reserve a place, is available in this flyer.

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Medieval Art at the Mellon – the Ranworth rood screen

As the Mellon Centre for British Art continues to increasingly expand their focus beyond the eighteenth century, the first in a planned series of One Object, Three Voices will focus on the spectacular painted rood screen at Ranworth. The church, a short distance outside Norwich, is outstanding even among the screens of the county as a survival showing remarkable completeness of its imagery and exceedingly high quality artistry.

Ranworth Church - rood screen
(Photo by Spen Valley Wander on flickr)

The three voices will be a conservator, an art historian and the rector of the church itself:
Lucy Wrapson (Hamilton-Kerr Institute)
Paul Binski (University of Cambridge)
Nicholas Gerrard (St Mary’s, Ranworth)

The lecture will take place at the Paul Mellon Centre, 16 Bedford Square (Tubes Russell Square, Holborn or Tottenham Court Rd.) on the 20th November at 5:45.

Advance booking is essential: email Ella Fleming, on, at least two
days in advance.


Mercers’ Hall Christ to star in new Tate Britain exhibition

A new exhibition at Tate Britain focusing on iconoclasm and vandalism in art will feature a statue of Christ found beneath the floor of the chapel of the Mercers’ Hall in London. Since its discovery in 1954, the statue has never been sent out on loan.

The Mercers' Hall Christ

The statue is likely by a Flemish artist working in England and may have been part of a tomb monument. It was rather specifically damaged by the removal of its limbs before being buried at the Reformation, and preserves much of the fine carving of the harrowed face and intricate Gothic draperies. For further reading see the article shortly after its discovery by Joan Evans and Norman Cook (available here) and Kim Woods “The Mercers’ Christ reexamined”, in Richard Marks (ed.), Late Gothic England: Art and Display, (2007), 57-69.

Art under Attack: Histories of British Iconoclasm opens at Tate Britain on 2 October. For more on the exhibition as whole, see:

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Stained glass museum annual lecture


The director of the York Glaziers’ Trust, Sarah Brown will be giving this year’s annual lecture for the Ely Stained Glass Museum in London. The topic of the paper will be “‘The conservation of a medieval master-piece: John Thorntonʼs stained glass Apocalypse in York Minster“.

The lecture will begin at 6pm at Art Worker’s Guild, 6 Queen Square, Bloomsbury, London, WCLN 1AT (Tube Russell Square)

Tickets are £6.50 advance and £8 on the door. Phone 01353 660347 or email to book.

Click to access SGMAnnualLecture2013.pdf

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This blog is a run by research students from the Courtauld Institute of Art to provide an independent source for upcoming events and publications in the world of Medieval Art History.