Study Day: Monumental Brass Society at Battle, East Sussex, 28 March 2015

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”

Conference: Commemoration of the Dead (London, 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)”

Memberships & Societies: The Monumental Brass Society

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”