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IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 1002: The V&A at the IMC, I: Faiths and Empires, 300-1250

Wednesday 15 July 2009, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Victoria & Albert Museum, London / Classical, Byzantine & Medieval Section, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Organiser:Glyn Davies, Department of Sculpture, Victoria & Albert Museum, London / Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Moderator/Chair:Stuart Frost, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Paper 1002-aCataloguing Early Medieval and Byzantine Ivory Carvings in the V&A: New Discoveries
(Language: English)
Paul Williamson, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Index terms: Art History - Sculpture, Byzantine Studies
Paper 1002-bThe Peculiarity of Carolingian Ivories
(Language: English)
Lawrence Nees, Department of Art History, University of Delaware, Newark
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Sculpture
Paper 1002-cPreservation and Adaptation in a 12th-Century Portable Altar
(Language: English)
Kathryn Gerry, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Decorative Arts, Liturgy

In November 2009, the V&A's Medieval and Renaissance galleries open. In four linked sessions, the V&A (in collaboration with the Courtauld Institute) aims to place its collections and displays into a wider scholarly context. Each session is titled after one of the four medieval spaces in the new galleries. This session, 'Faiths and Empires 300-1250', looks at the crucial period in which early medieval art developed. It addresses international links, references to the past, and the importance of Carolingian adherence to Catholic orthodoxy in determining both the forms and uses of objects.