Tag Archives: Gothic Ivories

Gothic Ivories News: Conference and Publication

Conference Reminder
Gothic Ivories: Content and Context
Saturday 5 July 2014, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London
Sunday 6 July 2014, The British Museum, London

courtauld_ivoryJointly organised by The British Museum and The Courtauld Gothic Ivories Project, this event follows on from the successful 2012 conference Gothic Ivories: Old Questions New Directions (V&A – Courtauld). Celebrating new research on Gothic ivory carving, papers will focus on a wide range of topics arising from the study of Gothic ivory carving and Embriachi pieces, related to the themes of content and context.

Themed sessions will be dedicated to questions of iconography, sources and original use and context, research into provenance, relationships with other media, ivory carving in the 16th century, history of collecting in the 19th and 20th century.

For the full programme, see here.
Online booking now available here.

Special Issue The Sculpture Journal
New Work on Old Bones
(with papers from the 2012 Gothic ivories conference)
For the table of contents, see here.

For further news from the world of Gothic ivories, see the news-section on the website of the Gothic Ivories project.


Updates to the Courtauld Gothic Ivories Project

842c7f1b9abba1df88e72283c744c5b2ddfef182[1]The Gothic Ivories team is delighted to announce that 700 ‘new’ ivory carvings from over 60 different collections are now available online as part of the Gothic Ivories website! (www.gothicivories.courtauld.ac.uk)

Highlights include the Musei Vaticani in Rome, the Schnütgen Museum in Cologne, The Burrell Collection in Glasgow, the Bonnefanten Museum in Maastricht, important collections in Madrid such as the Fundación Lázaro Galdiano and the Instituto Valencia de Don Juan, Scandinavian collections, from Copenhagen to Oslo, and from Stockholm to Lund, the Museo di Capodimonte and Museo di Duca di Martina in Naples, the Czartoryski Museum in Cracow, the Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest, the Musée de l’Hôtel Sandelin in Saint-Omer, as well as many smaller and unexpected collections in Brie-Comte-Robert, Capri, etc.!

The Project was launched in October 2008 at the Courtauld Institute of Art.
It consists of an online database of ivory sculptures made in Western Europe ca. 1200-ca. 1530, as well as neo-Gothic pieces.