Conference in Honour of Lorne Campbell on his 65th Birthday


Saturday, 10 December 2011

10.00 - 17.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre (with registration from 9.30 am)

The Courtauld Institute of Art, London

Rogier van der Weyden, Portrait of Anthony of Burgundy, c. 1460Rogier van der Weyden, Portrait of Anthony of Burgundy, c. 1460, Brussels, © Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts

Speaker(s): Rachel Billinge (The National Gallery), Douglas Brine (Trinity University, San Antonio), Stephanie Buck (The Courtauld Gallery), Jill Dunkerton (The National Gallery), Jennifer Fletcher (The Courtauld Institute of Art), John Hand (The National Gallery of Art, Washington), Susan Jones (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Thomas Kren (The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles), Scot McKendrick (The British Library), Lisa Monnas (independent scholar), Paula Nuttall (Victoria and Albert Museum), Griet Steyaert (Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels), Cyriel Stroo (Le Centre d'étude des ‘Primitifs Flamands’, KIK-IRPA, Brussels), Jan Van der Stock (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), Lieve Watteeuw (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), Kim Woods (The Open University), Martha Wolff (The Art Institute of Chicago), Anne Woollett (The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission. The conference is now fully booked but please contact if you wish to be put on the waiting list. There may be places on the day in the event of "no shows"

Organised by: Sue Jones and Susie Nash (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Douglas Brine (Trinity University, San Antonio) , Paula Nuttall (Victoria and Albert Museum)
Further information: The event has been made possible by the generous support of Sam Fogg

This one-day conference will celebrate Lorne Campbell’s outstanding contribution to art history as a scholar, teacher and research curator. Lorne came to The Courtauld as a student in 1967 and was appointed to teach the Northern Renaissance here in 1974, leaving to take up the post of Research Curator at the National Gallery in 1996.

Lorne’s teaching has inspired generations of scholars in Britain and abroad. For those who were privileged to hear him expound his research on the Arnolfini Portrait in a series of lectures in 1996-7, or who were taught by him as undergraduates or postgraduates at Portman Square and Somerset House, the experience was formative. His landmark publications on Northern European art, notably Renaissance Portraits (1990), the standard-setting catalogues of the The Early Flemish Pictures in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen (1985) and The Fifteenth Century Netherlandish Schools at the National Gallery (1998) and the major exhibition and catalogue on Rogier van der Weyden (Leuven 2009), are exemplars of what can be achieved by close scrutiny, careful description, and rigorous historical research.

This conference will bring together a group of Lorne’s colleagues and ex-students to give short papers which will pay tribute to his scholarship and celebrate those personal characteristics – his encyclopaedic knowledge and his sensitive eye, his generosity, modesty and humour – that have earned him such admiration and affection among his students, colleagues and friends.

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