10.15 – 17.00, Saturday 24 March 2012 (with registration from 09.45)
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN
Gothic ivory sculpture, surviving in large numbers in collections around the world, has thus far not received all the attention it deserves. The Gothic Ivories Project, launched on the web in December 2010 (www.gothicivories.courtauld.ac.uk), seeks to promote research in the field by providing an online catalogue of surviving pieces carved in Western Europe from c. 1200 to the early 16th century.
This conference will celebrate the recent wave of new scholarship in the field and reassess the importance of these minute carvings for the study of medieval art.
To book a place (for Day 2 at The Courtauld): £16 (£11 Courtauld staff/students and concessions)
BOOK ONLINE: http://courtauld-institute.digitalmuseum.co.uk Or send a cheque made payable to ‘Courtauld Institute of Art’ to: Research Forum Events Co-ordinator, Research Forum, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN, stating the event title ‘Gothic Ivories Conference’. For further information, email ResearchForumEvents@courtauld.ac.uk
IMPORTANT: This conference is the second part of a two-day Gothic Ivories In Focus event co-organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Gothic Ivories Project and Research Forum at The Courtauld Institute of Art in London. The first part will be held on Friday 23 March 2012 at the Victoria and Albert Museum (further information: http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/1402/)
Please note that each day requires a separate registration.
Organised by John Lowden, Catherine Yvard (Courtauld Gothic Ivories Project), Glyn Davies and Paul Williamson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London).
The Courtauld Institute of Art
Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN
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