Event Date: 27 June 2018
The Lecture Room
London WC1H 0AB
The Warburg Institute presents:
Professor Therese Martin (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Madrid) – Re-opening the Treasury: Meaning in Materials at San Isidoro de León
Workshop and workshop practices represent a core and dynamic research strand in the history of art. This strand encompasses the study of canonical artists but equally of the anonymous producers whose activities can be deduced from the surviving art objects, thanks to ever developing research questions and methodologies. This topic helps us to think about the agents and their networks (artists, patrons and other market consumers), objects and socio-economic factors (making, buying and trading) as well as the broader cultural issues of the transmission of skills and ideas (the movement of artists, objects and imagery). Our lecture series brings together leading experts in medieval and early modern historical periods in and beyond Europe, particular highpoints for the study of workshop practices, and also those researching workshop continuities and changes in later centuries, including digital mediation.
Introduction by Dr Eckart Marchand (Warburg Institute):