Short course

V&A Academy Unlocked: Romanesque Treasures

Wednesday 6 July 2022

+44 (0)20 7942 2000

This in-person study day is linked to the V&A Academy course 'From Romanesque to Gothic: Europe 1050 - 1250' with Dr Sally Dormer.

Medieval churches provided a foretaste of Heaven on earth. Their grand proportions, polychromed interiors and spectacular furnishings fashioned from silver, silk, ivory, and enamel created an otherworldly paradise dramatically different from ordinary life. This day will explore how patrons and craftsmen achieved these effects, via a PowerPoint lecture, a Gallery Talk, and a session led by a V&A curator with Romanesque ivories not on public display.

This event will take place onsite at the V&A Museum, South Kensington. A maximum of two tickets can be booked.

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Dr Sally Dormer & Michaela Zöschg

Study Day Leaders Dr Sally Dormer & Michaela Zöschg

Dr Sally Dormer is a specialist medieval art historian and lecturer, with an M.A. in Medieval Art History and a Ph.D. on Medieval manuscript illumination from the Courtauld Institute, and is Course Director of the V&A Academy’s 'From Romanesque to Gothic' Course. Michaela Zöschg is a curator of Medieval art & design at the V&A.

A rare opportunity to meet in tutors in person and handle objects. I'm in awe of the breadth and depth of their knowledge and desire to share with us all. Previous Unlocked Event Attendee

Course Overview

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Short course: V&A Academy Unlocked: Romanesque Treasures

6 July 2022


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