IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 1302: The V&A at the IMC, IV: Noble Living 1350-1500

Wednesday 15 July 2009, 16.30-18.00

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:Peta Motture, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Paper 1302-aThe Luck of Edenhall: Sacred or Secular?
(Language: English)
Glyn Davies, Department of Sculpture, Victoria & Albert Museum, London / Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Decorative Arts
Paper 1302-bStorage and Security in the Late Medieval Household
(Language: English)
Nick Humphrey, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Index terms: Art History - General, Daily Life
Paper 1302-cGothic Art in the Gilded Age: Medieval and Renaissance Objects in the Gavet, Vanderbilt, and Ringling Collections
(Language: English)
Virginia Brilliant, John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota
Index terms: Art History - General, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Abstract

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, ‘Noble Living 1350-1500’, looks at the role luxury objects played in more secular environments. It examines the meanings that such artworks were given, and stresses that these objects were often reserved for significant occasions. The session concludes by looking at the afterlife of medieval objects in the collections of 19th-century connoisseurs.