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”

Curatorial Fellowship: Old Master Drawings, British Museum

British Museum, London Application deadline: Jun 20, 2018 The British Museum is looking to recruit a Getty Foundation Prints and Drawings Curatorial Fellow with a specialist interest in pre-1900 European drawings. The Fellowship funded by the Getty Foundation will enable the Fellow to work with a curatorial mentor to develop and expand their knowledge and researchContinue reading “Curatorial Fellowship: Old Master Drawings, British Museum”

British Museum Handling Session: The Trinity

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. WeContinue reading “British Museum Handling Session: The Trinity”

Exclusively Medieval, Online & Open Access: 2017 special issue of British Art Studies

The latest issue of British Art Studies (an open access, online Art History journal published by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art), is entirely devoted to Medieval Britain. The content is derived from a conference held at the British Museum in 2014: Invention and Imagination in British Art & Architecture, 600-1500. It opensContinue reading “Exclusively Medieval, Online & Open Access: 2017 special issue of British Art Studies”

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”

Conference Sicily: Heritage of the World British Museum 24-25th June 2016

This two-day conference accompanies the exhibition Sicily: culture and conquest.   It will focus on two periods of enlightenment that stand out in Sicily’s history – Greek settlement from the 8th to 3rd centuries BC, and Norman rule in the 11th and 12th centuries AD. There will be papers on recent research, new excavations, and the economyContinue reading “Conference Sicily: Heritage of the World British Museum 24-25th June 2016”

Talk: The Making of the British Museum’s ‘Sicily’ Exhibition 1st June 2016

The Making of the British Museum’s Sicily Exhibition Dr Dirk Booms, Department of Greek and Roman, British Museum, in conversation with Dr Caroline Goodson. Dr. Booms, the curator of the current landmark exhibtion Sicily: Culture and Conquest, will discuss the process of developing this exhibition, from first concept to final installation. 6 pm, 1 JuneContinue reading “Talk: The Making of the British Museum’s ‘Sicily’ Exhibition 1st June 2016”

British Museum Handling Session: Micro-architecture

In February 2015 Lloyd de Beer and Naomi Speakman kindly permitted Courtauld staff and students to examine micro-architectural objects in the British Museum. We saw two wonderful ivories with fairly generic Gothic baldachins, along with this extraordinary 10c (?) ivory cylinder with Passion narratives. This 12c censer cover is an especially wonderful example of dozensContinue reading “British Museum Handling Session: Micro-architecture”

British Museum Handling Session: Agnus Dei

In November 2015 Lloyd de Beer and Naomi Speakman of the British Museum treated Courtauld staff and students to another handling session, this time of a diverse range of objects with the iconography of the Agnus Dei. The session was kindly led by Irene Galandra Cooper, who is studying the Agnus Dei as part of herContinue reading “British Museum Handling Session: Agnus Dei”

British Museum Handling Session: Becket and Pilgrimage

In January 2016 Courtauld staff and students enjoyed another chance to see some of the BM’s hidden treasures thanks to the kind help of Lloyd de Beer and Naomi Speakman of the BM. This time the theme was the cult of Thomas Becket and other objects associated with pilgrimage The BM has dozens of Becket pilgrims’Continue reading “British Museum Handling Session: Becket and Pilgrimage”