MEDIEVAL CHRONICLES: MODERN JOURNEYS OF MONASTIC ART
HOW DID WORKS CREATED FOR MONASTERIES AND CATHEDRALS FIND THEIR WAY ONTO THE ART MARKET?
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THURSDAY 30 MARCH 2023
Why did religious artworks leave the monasteries and cathedrals that they were made for?
How is it possible that a liturgical furnishing or even something as precious as a reliquary is on the art market?
These questions will be answered in the discussion between Michael Carter (Senior Historian, English Heritage) and Jana Gajdošová (Medieval Specialist, Sam Fogg) organised ahead of the exhibition Those Who Pray, which opens at Sam Fogg London on 26 April 2023.
The aim of the dialogue is to explore the visual culture of those communities that lived in medieval monasteries, nunneries and organised religious communities. The two specialists will also discuss how these communities acquired artworks and what happened to those artworks after the French Revolution or the Dissolution of the Monasteries.
Watch now to enjoy this wonderful conversation with our experts.
Dr Jana Gajdošová is a medieval specialist at Sam Fogg and the curator of Those who pray: medieval art from monasteries. She finished her PhD in 2015 and has taught at Cambridge University and at Christie's Education before joining Sam Fogg. She has published on architecture and sculpture in 14th century Bohemia.
Dr Michael Carter is a senior properties historian at English Heritage. Specialising in monastic history, art and architecture, he has a doctorate from the Courtauld Institute of Art. Michael's many publications include a monograph on Cistercian art and architecture in the late Middle Ages. Michael wrote the introduction of the exhibition's catalogue that will be available to download on Sam Fogg's website.
Interested in learning more?
Watch English Heritage's mini guide to Medieval monks...
For more similar contents and materials, visit the English Heritage's section dedicated to 'Monasteries and Abbeys'.
You can also plan your visit to one of the many monastic buildings in English Heritage's care here.
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