‘Rich treasures of ivory carvings’: collecting, studying and exhibiting late medieval ivories in nineteenth-century Britain
Monday 21 November 2022
(6pm following the Society's AGM at 5pm)
- The Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT
- Lecturer: Dr Naomi Speakman
This lecture will follow the Society’s 2022 AGM and a joint ticket will be issued for both events.
The lecture will explore the afterlife of late medieval ivory sculpture by examining their collecting and reception in nineteenth-century Britain. By tracing the object journeys of medieval ivories and establishing who collected them and why, a bigger picture emerges about the increasing popularity of medieval art during this era, the growth of museums and the intellectual networks inhabited by collectors, dealers and curators.