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Symposium North & South

Ter gelegenheid van de tentoonstelling North & South vindt op 23 en 24 januari een symposium plaats (Engelstalig). Geïnteresseerden zijn van harte welkom!

23 en 24 januari
Museum Catharijneconvent Lange Nieuwstraat 38 3512 PH Utrecht


Museum Catharijneconvent, in collaboration with the University of Utrecht, TEMPLA, and Réseau des Musées d'Art Médieval de l'Europe, warmly invites you to join us for a symposium on the occasion of the exhibition North & South. During the symposium research results will be presented and discussed. Scholars from different parts of Europe will be involved in this colloquium.

Beauty and similarity

Both in the far North and deep South of Europe medieval art works have survived that are remarkably similar despite the great distance that separates them. We succeeded in having these rare works of art from the period 1100-1350 travel on this single occasion from Catalonia and Norway to Utrecht. From 25 October 2019 until 26 January 2020 visitors are able to enjoy their astonishing beauty and similarity in style.

It is an absolute 'must see' because art from this early period has hardly survived in Central Europe.

Day 1

Date: Thursday 23 January 2020
Location: Auditorium, Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht
Free admission

15:00 – 15:30 Registration, coffee and tea

15:30 – 15:45 Word of welcome by Micha Leeflang, curator North & South (Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht)

15:45 – 16:45 The exhibition North & South triggers a discussion on migration of ideas and people in Europa. This discussion will take place between two experts on medieval and contemporary Europe: Justin Kroesen, guest curator North & South (Professor of Cultural History (Material Culture of Christianity at University of Bergen, and curator Universitetsmuseet I Bergen, Norway) and Ivo van de Wijdeven, historian and political analyst, author of best-selling publication ‘Europe’s frayed edges’.

16:45 – 17:00 Questions

17:00 – 18:00 Possibility to visit the exhibition North & South (after closing time of the museum)

Day 2

Date: Friday 24 January 2020
Location: Auditorium, Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht
Costs: €15,- (incl. coffee, tea, lunch, drinks)

10:00 – 10:30 Registration, coffee and tea (payment upon registration at the reception desk)

10:30 – 10:40 Word of welcome by Marieke van Schijndel, director Museum Catharijneconvent

10:40 – 11:00 ‘The Making of North & South’ by Micha Leeflang, curator North & South Museum Catharijneconvent

11:00 – 11:30 ‘The interior of Årdal stave church in the context of high medieval altar decorations in Europe’ by Stephan Kuhn, PhD candidate at the University Museum Bergen, University of Bergen

11:30 – 12:00 ‘Tabula que post vel ante altare collocatur. On the relationship between altar frontals and altarpieces’ by Victor Schmidt, Associate professor, Department of History and Art History, Universiteit Utrecht

12:00 – 12:20 Coffee/ tea

12:20 – 12:50 ‘The earliest painted panels of Europe: technical characteristics’ by Marc Sureda i Jubany, Curator Museu Episcopal de Vic

12:50 – 13:20 Discussion moderated by Justin Kroesen

13:20 – 15:15 Lunch break & visit to exhibition

15:15 – 15:45 ‘Communicating the holy. The visual language of polychrome church art in medieval Norway between 1100 and 1350’ by Kaja Kollandsrud, Senior conservator of Paintings and Polychrome sculpture, PhD, University of Oslo

15:45 – 16:15 Juliane von Fircks, Professor in Medieval Art History at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

16:15 – 16:45 Discussion let by Justin Kroesen

16:45 – 18:00 Drinks in the Museum Café

Practical information

Date: Thursday 23 (late afternoon/ evening) and Friday 24 January 2020 (whole day)

Location: Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht (The Netherlands), Lange Nieuwstraat 38, 3512 PH Utrecht

Language: English

Costs: 15 euro

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