IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1544: Making Medieval Art: Altar, Retable, and Display

Thursday 4 July 2019, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Hamilton Kerr Institute, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge
Organiser:Lucy Wrapson, Hamilton Kerr Institute, University of Cambridge
Moderator/Chair:Lucy Wrapson, Hamilton Kerr Institute, University of Cambridge
Paper 1544-aMaking the Westminster Retable, c. 1269
(Language: English)
Spike Bucklow, Hamilton Kerr Institute, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge
Spike Bucklow, Hamilton Kerr Institute, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge
Spike Bucklow, Hamilton Kerr Institute, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting, Art History - Sculpture, Technology
Paper 1544-bThe Materiality of the Holy in Medieval Art
(Language: English)
Kaja Kollandsrud, Kulturhistorisk Museum, Oslo / Institutt for filosofi, idé- og kunsthistorie og klassiske språk, Universitetet i Oslo
Kaja Kollandsrud, Kulturhistorisk Museum, Oslo / Institutt for filosofi, idé- og kunsthistorie og klassiske språk, Universitetet i Oslo
Kaja Kollandsrud, Kulturhistorisk Museum, Oslo / Institutt for filosofi, idé- og kunsthistorie og klassiske språk, Universitetet i Oslo
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting, Art History - Sculpture, Theology
Paper 1544-cGesamtkunstwerk of Late Medieval Altarpieces in the Baltic Sea Area: Who Did What and When?
(Language: English)
Kristin Kausland, Norwegian Institute of Cultural Heritage Research / Hamilton Kerr Institute, University of Cambridge
Kristin Kausland, Norwegian Institute of Cultural Heritage Research / Hamilton Kerr Institute, University of Cambridge
Kristin Kausland, Norwegian Institute of Cultural Heritage Research / Hamilton Kerr Institute, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting, Art History - Sculpture, Technology
Abstract

Over the last 50 years, conservators have pioneered the investigation of the materiality of art. The Hamilton Kerr Institute, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, an internationally recognised centre for easel paintings conservation, has treated the most important medieval panels paintings in the UK. These examinations have highlighted pan-European connections in artists’ techniques. The panel brings together international conservators to illustrate the wealth of cultural and historical insight that may be derived from the material aspects of medieval painting and polychrome sculpture.