Art and Death

Workshop 2: Death and Dying

Thursday, 21 February 2013

10.00 - 12.30, Research Forum South Room, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London

Grandes Heures de Rohan, Grandes Heures de Rohan, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, MS Latin 9471



Speaker(s): Sophie Bostock (The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham); Georg Geml (KU Leuven); Birgit Haehnel (Technische Universität, Darmstadt); Jack Hartnell (The Courtauld Institute of Art); Maria Portmann (Kunsthistorisches Institut, Max-Planck Institut, Florence)

Ticket/entry details: The event is free and open to all. There will be no advance booking for this workshop and places will be available on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis.

Organised by: Jessica Barker and Ann Adams (The Courtauld Insitute of Art)


This is the second of a series of three workshops being held at The Courtauld Institute of Art in 2012-2013 to explore the inter-relationship between art and death. These workshops have arisen from an informal group of doctoral students with shared interests in funerary monuments. This second workshop, again with diversity in region and period, will focus on the images and objects related to the nature and meaning of death. It will be accompanied by an exhibition by Rachael Allen of miniature models replicating objects from sites of death.


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