Frank Davis Memorial Lectures

Tuesdays 5.30pm
Kenneth Clarke Lecture Theatre
Free entry on the door (not bookable in advance.)

24 October - Prof. Martin Biddle
Professor of Medieval Archaeology at the University of Oxford, & Astor Senior Research Fellow & Tutor in Archaeology at Hertford College
The Tomb of Christ: Visual Imagery and Archaeology.

31 October - David Winfield
Former Surveyor of Conservation, the National Trust
A conservator from the past: work in Yugoslavia, Turkey and Cyprus 1954-74.

7 November - Dr Patricia Stirnemann
Chargée de Recherche, Institut de Recherche et d'histoire des Textes(cnrs), Paris
Medieval manuscripts in France: conservation, communication and research.

14 November - Dr Thomas Cocke
Secretary, Council for the Care of Churches
'Through a glass darkly': perceptions of the Middle Ages in the Age of Classicism.

21 November - Prof. Giorgio Bonsanti
Professore di Storia e tecniche del Restauro all'università di Torino
What conservation has done for Giotto.

28 November - Dr. M. Kirby Talley, Jr.
Founding director, St Petersburg International Center for Preservation and Executive Councillor to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, the Netherlands
Tsars, Tsaritas, Serpents and Saints: Peter's vision on the Neva.

5 December - Timothy P. Whalen
Director, Getty Conservation Institute
Conservation at the crossroads: new directions at the start of the millennium.

These lectures, in memory of Frank Davis, are sponsored by the F.M. Kirby Foundation.

The Architectural Heritage of Croatia Today
Monday 30 October, 2000

Sherban Cantacuzino will be giving this lecture in the Royal Institute
of British Architects (66 Portland Place, London w1) on Monday 30 October at 6.30 p.m. The lecture will describe the repair and restoration carried out on the monuments and historic sites in Dalmatia and Slavonia since the recent war. The lecture is to be organized by the International Trust for Croatian Monuments (a London-based charity that has so far distributed over £250,000 towards different restoration projects in Croatia) and the proceeds of ticket sales will be sent to the Franciscan Monastery in Dubrovnik for the purpose of rebuilding the bookshelves in its library. The lecture will be preceded by an informal reception, so arrive early!

Tickets, at £20 each including a glass of wine, are available from:

Lady H. Beresford-Pierse,
34 Cadogan Square,
London sw1x 0jl
Fax: 0207589 1134

or from:

Dr. Anthea Brook
Witt Library, Courtauld Institute of Art
Tel.: 020 7848 2726
Fax: 020 7848 2772


The Sarah Mary Newton Lecture

Rose Bertin: Marie-Antoinette's Minister of Fashion
Wednesday 15 November, 2000

Stella Mary Newton Lecture to be given by Kimberly Chrisman on Wed. 15 November 2000 in the Kenneth Clark Theatre at 6.30 p.m.

Free entry, no tickets required

In the dying days of the ancien regime, Marie-Jeanne 'Rose' Bertin was France's unofficial 'minister' of fashion. Born in 1747, the ambitious milliner witnessed - and sometimes effected - profound changes in French society before her death in 1813.

Queen Marie-Antoinette is remembered as being preoccupied with fashion. Under her generous patronage, Bertin's name became synonymous with the sartorial elegance and excess of Versailles. Bertin's close relationship with her royal muse will provide the background for a discussion of the social and political signiÞcance of fashion at the French court.

Kimberly Chrisman, having taken her MA in the History of Dress at the Courtauld, is currently working on her PhD in the French and History of Art Department at Aberdeen University. The working title of her dissertation is "Minister of Fashion: Marie-Jeanne 'Rose' Bertin, 1747 -1813".


The Hermitage Lectures at the Courtauld

Lectures on the art and patronage of Russia
Taking place in 2000 - 2001

This series of lectures, one to be held each month for the next several
months will cover subjects associated with Russian art. The lectures
will take place in the Kenneth Clarke Lecture Theatre at 6.30 pm and are jointly organized by the Hermitage Development Trust and the Friends of the Courtauld Institute.

Wednesday 22 November, 2000
Professor Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director, Hermitage Museum, St.
The Spirit of the Hermitage


Wednesday 13 December, 2000
Simon Sebag-Montefiore
Prince Potemkin and Catherine's Lovers


Wednesday 24 January, 2001
Dr. Timothy Clifford, Director,
National Galleries of Scotland
Anglomania at the Court of Catherine the Great