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Colloquium in Conjunction with the Exhibition, Treasures of Heaven: Relics, Saints and Devotion in Medieval Europe

February 22, 2011, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Walters Art Museum, Baltimore

Organized by the Walters Art Museum Research Forum in conjunction with the exhibition, Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics and Devotion in Medieval Europe this colloquium affords scholars the opportunity to view the exhibition outside normal visiting hours and to discuss issues arising from the objects on view. Three discussants will posit key questions for the audience to ponder. They are reknowned experts in the field of medieval art history: Herbert L. Kessler, Professor of Medieval Art, The Johns Hopkins University, Beate Fricke, Assistant Professor of Medieval Art, University of California at Berkley, Gerhard Wolf, Director of the Kunsthistorisches Institut (Max-Planck Institut) in Florence, Italy. Exhibition curator, Martina Bagnoli, Robert and Nancy Hall Associate Curator of Medieval Art at the Waters Art Museum will introduce the show and serve as a moderator.

The event is free but spaces are limited so we invite you to register.

You can register by e-mailhlipscomb@thewalters.org 

Program

10:00
Museum doors open to participants
10:00- 11:30
Self-Guided Tour of the Exhibition
11:30- 1:00
The speakers address the themes presented by the exhibition
1.00-2:30
Lunch
2:30-4:00
Discussion of the questions raised during the morning session
4:00- 5:00
Reception in Knights Hall