New Publication: The Age of Opus Anglicanum, edited by M.A.Michael

This book attempts to re-assess the importance of English medieval embroidery as a unique cultural phenomenon. This volume, the first to appear in a series of Studies in English Medieval Embroidery, contains the papers delivered at a Symposium held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in February 2013, which was designed to re-vitalizeContinue reading “New Publication: The Age of Opus Anglicanum, edited by M.A.Michael”

New Exhibition & Events: Opus Anglicanum, Masterpieces of English Medieval Embroidery, V&A Museum, 1 October 2016 – 5 February 2017

From the 12th to the 15th centuries, England enjoyed an international reputation for the quality of its luxury embroideries, and were frequently referred to as ‘Opus Anglicanum’ (English work). Often featuring complex imagery, and ambitious in their scale and intricacy, they were sought after by kings, queens, popes and cardinals across Europe.

Conference: Nearness|Rift: Art and Time in the Textiles of Medieval Britain, University of Chicago, 16 April 2016

Nearness | Rift: Art and Time in the Textiles of Medieval Britain will gather a multidisciplinary group of scholars to address a range of historiographical and methodological problems implicit in the study of textiles, and to discuss new case studies from medieval Britain.

Study Day: Opus Anglicanum, British Museum, British Archaeological Association Study Day, 26 November 2015

In the course of the later middle ages, embroiderers in England produced some of the masterpieces of the age. Incredibly detailed and painstakingly created their work was sumptuous and expensive. Often created as church vestments and commissioned by both ecclesiastical and secular patrons, the base textiles were embellished with gold and silver thread, a myriadContinue reading “Study Day: Opus Anglicanum, British Museum, British Archaeological Association Study Day, 26 November 2015”