Lloyd de Beer

The Ferguson Curator of Medieval Europe

Department: Britain, Europe and Prehistory 

Contact

+44 (0)20 7323 8467
ldebeer@britishmuseum.org

Lloyd de Beer is the Ferguson Curator of Medieval Europe. He is jointly responsible for all non-ceramic late medieval European collections made between the late eleventh and early sixteenth centuries.

His current research focuses on the status and significance of English alabaster sculpture in Europe in the Middle Ages. He is interested in the intersections between the making and reception of art, and the destruction and function of broken sculpture in England after the Reformation and up to the present day. Lloyd is particularly interested in the collecting of medieval art and the history of antiquarianism. He writes treasure reports for the period 1100-1500 and advises on the Portable Antiquities Scheme.

Lloyd joined the department in 2012 having previously worked as a curatorial fellow at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich. Alongside his curatorial work he is currently completing his PhD thesis in collaboration with the University of East Anglia.

Current projects

AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Award (with the University of East Anglia)

Medieval partnership gallery in development with Norwich Castle Museum

Co-editor for: L. de Beer, J. Berenbeim & J. Cherry (eds), Seals and Status 800 – 1700, (London: The British Museum Press, forthcoming 2017)

Co-convenor of ‘Medieval Touch’ in collaboration with The Courtauld Institute of Art

External fellowships/ honorary positions/ membership of professional bodies

Member of the British Archaeological Association

Recent publications

L. de Beer, ‘Recusants and Rescued Alabasters’ in Z. Murat (ed.) English Alabaster Sculptures in Context: Art, History and Historiography, forthcoming 2018)

L. de Beer, J. Berenbeim & J. Cherry (eds), Seals and Status 800 – 1700, (London: The British Museum Press, forthcoming 2017)

L. de Beer, ‘The Key of David and the Temple of Justice: an Analysis of the Chichester Seal Matrix’, in J. Berenbeim & T.A. Heslop (eds), British Art Studies, (special edition, forthcoming 2017)

L. de Beer and N. Speakman, The Lacock Cup, (London: The British Museum Press, 2014).

J. Robinson & L. de Beer with Harnden, A., (eds), Matter of Faith, (London: The British Museum Press, 2014).

M. van Bellegem & L. de Beer, ‘The Conservation History and Construction of the Hildesheim Portable Altar’, in (eds.), J. Robinson & L. de Beer with A. Harnden (eds), Matter of Faith, (London: The British Museum Press, 2014).

L. de Beer and N. Speakman, A Question of Style, Apollo, (May, 2013), pp. 66-71.