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English Medieval Embroidery Unpicked

English Medieval Embroidery Unpicked

What : Conferences & Symposia

When : Saturday 12 November 2016

Where :  The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

STUDY DAY: This study day explores the world of England's Medieval luxury embroideries, known as Opus Anglicanum. We will examine their materials, techniques and design; the patrons and artists involved; and the extraordinary images depicted on them.

During the later Middle Ages, England enjoyed an international reputation for its luxury embroideries, produced for Europe's greatest patrons including kings, queens, cardinals and popes. This study day will put embroideries in the exhibition Opus Anglicanum: Masters of Medieval Embroidery under the microscope, examining their materials, techniques and design; the patrons and artists involved; and exploring the extraordinary images depicted on them. Leading experts in the field will discuss these questions in what promises to be a fascinating afternoon.

With exhibition curator Glyn Davies, V&A course director Sally Dormer, and Jennifer Wearden.

14.00 - 16.30, Saturday 12 November 2016

£35 full, £30 concessions, £15 students

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