Interpreting the Renaissance in the 21st century

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Date / time: 25 May, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre, The National Gallkery

Interpreting the Renaissance in the 21st century

A British Academy event held in association with The National Gallery.

What do we mean by the ‘Italian Renaissance’, and is the term still a helpful one when interpreting art from the period?

Marking the bicentenary of the birth of Swiss art historian Jacob Burckhardt, join a panel of curators as they discuss how best to present Renaissance art to modern museum audiences.

Panel Discussion


  • Dr Caroline Campbell, The Jacob Rothschild Head of the Curatorial Department, The National Gallery
  • Peta Motture, Senior Curator, Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Dr Dora Thornton, Curator, The Goldsmiths’ Company

Chair:  Professor Amanda Lillie, Professor of History of Art, University of York

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