The Santa Casa, or Holy House of the Virgin Mary, is a relic in constant motion. Legend holds that at the end of the thirteenth century, a company of angels flew Mary’s small brick house—the site of the Annunciation and Jesus’s childhood home—out of Nazareth before eventually depositing it in Loreto, a remote hill town
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This conference seeks to explore the ways in which women patronised and interacted with monasteries and religious houses during the late Middle Ages, how they commissioned devotional and commemorative art for monastic settings, and the ways in which these donations were received and understood by their intended audiences.
Materials mattered in the Middle Ages. Only with the right materials could artists produce works of art of the highest quality, from jewel-encrusted crosses, gilded and enamelled chalices and ivory plaques to large-scale tapestries, wooden stave churches and stone cathedrals. This conference seeks to explore the qualities and properties of materials for the people who sourced, crafted and used them.
The Courtauld Institute of Art’s 23rd Annual Medieval Postgraduate Colloquium invites speakers to consider the nature of medieval collections, the context of their creation and fruition, and their legacy – or disappearance – in the present.
The Courtauld Institute of Art Third Year PhD Symposium: Showcasing New Research The Courtauld Institute of Art, London March 10-11, 2016 The Symposium is a platform for third year PhD students to present their research and to initiate critical discussion about their materials, media and approaches with a broad scholarly audience. The papers tabled cover
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Many of our readers will be interested in this double bill of conferences at The Courtauld Institute of Art next month: the annual colloquium, followed by a conference in honour of the late Richard K. Morris. The annual postgraduate colloquium is in its 21st year, and allows current research students both at The Courtauld and
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20th Annual Medieval Postgraduate Student Colloquium 10.10 – 17.30, Saturday 7 February 2015 (with registration from 09.40) Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN Pilgrimage, wars and trade are key components of the Middle Ages and all embody movement. This colloquium aims at exploring the importance of
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This colloquium aims at exploring the importance of movement in the creative processes of medieval art and architecture.
Call for Papers: Sister Act: Female Monasticism and the Arts across Europe ca. 1250 – 1550 London, The Courtauld Institute of Art, 13 – 14 March 2015 Deadline: 10 December 2014 UPDATE: PROGRAMME NOW PUBLISHED Keynote speaker: Professor Dr. Carola Jäggi, University of Zürich (CH) This conference seeks to compare, contrast and juxtapose scholarly approaches to the art of Medieval
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(Updated) Conference Programme: Fifty Years after Panofsky’s Tomb Sculpture. New Approaches, New Perspectives, New Material Saturday 21 June 2014, 10.00 – 18.00 (with registration from 09.30) Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN ‘Tomb Sculpture will remain….among the basic works which determine turning points in the history
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