2020 Symposium- 'Raphael'

London Art Week inaugurated its first and highly acclaimed Symposium in December 2019, held at the National Gallery; this year the LAW Symposium will mark the 500th anniversary of Raphael's death. For this edition, LAW is working closely with Ana Debenedetti, Curator of Paintings and Lead Curator of the Raphael Cartoons project at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Among the subjects under discussion will be:

  • Raphael at 500: a missed celebration?, exploring the significance of this anniversary, and of anniversary exhibitions more widely, the impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on them, and how the international museum community has responded
  • Collecting Raphael, exploring the fortune of Raphael and his school in early-modern collections across Europe, focusing not only on the more widely known works on canvas but also on the afterlife of drawings and other media such as tapestry cartoons
  • Raphael's Legacy, exploring the legacy of Raphael's designs specifically in the realm of tapestries, focusing on the reopening of the Raphael Court at the V&A.

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