The church of St Mary the Virgin, Battle, was established by Abbot Ralph c. 1115 on the battlefield of 1066. The church includes a magnificent transitional nave, a rare wall painting of St Margaret of Antioch of c.1300 and the gilded and painted alabaster tomb of Sir Anthony Browne (1548) who acquired the abbey atContinue reading “Study Day: Monumental Brass Society at Battle, East Sussex, 28 March 2015”
There was a packed conference room in the newly-refurbished Institute of Historical Research at Senate House, as eager members of the Church Monuments and Monumental Brass Societies gathered to hear about new approaches to incised brass memorials. As a sequel of sorts to a conference reconsidering approaches to funerary monuments on the half-centenary of Panofsky’sContinue reading “Conference review: Commemoration of the Dead: new approaches, new perspectives, new material (15 November 2014)”
Conference Commemoration of the Dead: new approaches, new perspectives, new material London, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street Saturday, 15 November 2014, 10am – 5pm Recent years have witnessed a rapid growth in new research and consideration of commemorative brasses and funerary monuments. This one-day joint meeting, sponsored by the Monumental Brass SocietyContinue reading “Conference: Commemoration of the Dead (London, 15 November 2014)”
Call for Papers for Commemoration of the Dead: New Approaches, New Perspectives, New Material conference to be held 10.00- 17.00, Saturday 15 November 2014 at the Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU Proposals are invited for papers to be presented at a one-day conference, jointly sponsored by the Monumental Brass Society andContinue reading “Call for papers: Commemoration of the Dead: New Approaches, New Perspectives, New Material; London”
The Monumental Brass Society was founded in 1887 to preserve and record monumental brasses. Initially it was known as the Cambridge University Association of Brass Collectors. Later it was renamed the Monumental Brass Society. From a membership of 60 in 1887, the Society has grown to around 500 today. Early research into brasses focused chieflyContinue reading “Memberships & Societies: The Monumental Brass Society”
The 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.