The International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA) invites you to another installment of Mining the Collection. Mining the Collection is lecture series where museum curators take an in-depth look at fascinating, often puzzling, objects in their collections. Gerhard Lutz, Robert P. Bergman Curator of Medieval Art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and Elina Gertsman, Professor of Art History atContinue reading “Online Lecture: Mining the Collection: The Cleveland Museum of Art, ICMA, 4 March 2021, 11am (ET)”
The School of Art History, SAIMS and Special Collections Division at the University of St Andrews are pleased to announce an upcoming two-day conference on the archive in medieval art and thought. The word archive suggests the acts of taxonomy and conservation, but also interpretation and regulation. Its etymology traces back to the Greek arkheion,Continue reading “CFP: Collecting, Curating, Assembling: New Approaches to the Archive in the Middle Ages, University of Saint Andrews, 13–14 September 2019”
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.