From Edinburgh 1958 to London 2008: Byzantine art for our times? Lecture by Dr Rowena Loverance

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The Byzantium 330-1453 exhibition at the Royal Academy is being advertised as the first significant Byzantine exhibition in the UK since David Talbot Rice organised the Edinburgh one fifty years ago. This lecture reflects on the two exhibitions, how they compare in coverage and interpretation and what each one was aiming to achieve. It examines the extent to which the exhibition draws on new discoveries in Byzantine art over the last fifty years and the extent to which it reflects current preoccupations. Rowena Loverance is a Byzantine art historian specialising in sculpture, mosaics and icons. She co-edited the Bulletin of Byzantine Studies for ten years, and her illustrated history ‘Byzantium’ is now in its fourth edition. She has worked for over twenty years at the British Museum and is now a visiting Research Fellow at King’s College and a Trustee of Culture 24, the UK’s principal online cultural publisher.

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St George the Martyr
Georges Road Preston Lancashire Lancashire PR1 2NP