14
March 2018

A GOLDEN AGE: PATRONS, CRAFTSMEN AND GOLD IN THE MIDDLE AGES

Welcome to the Greater London Area of The Arts Society
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 -
10:30 to 15:30
8 Guilford Street London WC1N 1DA

The allure of gold captivated medieval patrons; they valued its rarity, craved its untarnished beauty and appreciated its malleability. Goldsmiths and mosaicists, ivory and stone carvers, manuscript illuminators and panel painters alike employed this precious material in a variety of forms, as solid metal, powdered pigment and hammered leaf, to convey earthly power and the promise of heavenly riches. This Special Interest day will explore the wealth of golden artefacts that survive from the Middle Ages.

The cost of this study day is £36 which includes tea/coffee and biscuits. 

 

 

THE ARTS SOCIETY ACCREDITED LECTURER

Dr Sally Dormer

Lecturer and tutor for the Early Medieval Year Course at V&A. Dean of 'European Studies' for 2 US Universities. Freelance lecturer for The Art Fund. Study tours, cruises and tour groups. BA (History) University of Durham; PhD (Medieval Manuscript illumination) and MA (Medieval History of Art) Courtauld Institute.