ROMANESQUE ART: PATRONS AND PROCESSES
A Three-Day International Conference concerned with Patronage in Romanesque Art and Architecture. There is also an opportunity to stay on for two days of visits to medieval sites around Barcelona from 10-11 April.
Following earlier conferences on Romanesque and the Past
(London, 2010), and Romanesque and the Mediterranean
(Palermo, 2012), the British Archaeological Association
is collaborating with the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
and the Research project Magistri Cataloniae
to stage the third in a biennial series of international conferences concerned with Romanesque art and architecture. This conference, Romanesque: Patrons and Processes
, is concerned with patronage – and agency - in their broadest senses during the Romanesque period. Thus, in addition to more traditional prosopographical approaches, and examinations of individual patrons, there will be papers on various forms of institutional patronage. The conference will also address the processes involved in commissioning buildings or works of art – the mechanics of design – authorship - intermediaries and agents – and the extent to which patrons are designers. Are there limits to patronal influence?Speakers include
: Claude Andrault-Schmitt, Maria Bonet, Eduardo Carrero, Manuel Castiñeiras, Hugh Doherty, Eric Fernie, Alexandra Gajewski and Stephanie Seeberg, Ludovico Geymonat, Richard Gem, Dorothy Glass, Colum Hourihane, Armen Kazaryan, Wilfried Keil, Bruno Klein, Esther Lozano, Nathalie Le Luel, Javier Martínez de Aguirre, Géraldine Mallet, Robert Maxwell, John McNeill, Christopher Norton, Anna Orriols, Carlo Quintavalle, Jens Rüffer, Carles Sánchez, Marta Serrano, Neil Stratford and Rose Walker.CONFERENCE
The conference will open at 9:30 on Monday, 7 April with lectures at the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc, 08038 Barcelona). Teas, coffees and lunch will be provided on all three days, in addition to dinners on two evenings and a drinks reception on the third. The conference will also include a late afternoon visit to the Romanesque collections at MNAC, and a visit to the complex of early medieval and Romanesque churches at Terrassa. More information will be provided in the Joining Instructions. Participants will need to organize travel and accommodation. For information on accommodation in Barcelona one might consult the link attached to the application form for the Conference.Preliminary conference programme (pdf)Conference fee (7-9 April)
: 325,00 €. Includes all lectures teas/coffees, lunches, two dinners and one reception.