Gothic ivories: content and context

Saturday 5 July 2014, 09.30 –
Sunday 6 July 2014, 16.45
Courtauld Institute of Art and British Museum
Tickets £32
Members/Concessions £20
(one ticket is valid for both dates)

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Jointly organised by the British Museum and the Courtauld Gothic Ivories Project, this event follows on from the successful 2012 conference Gothic Ivories: Old Questions New Directions (V&A-Courtauld). Celebrating new research on Gothic ivory carving, papers will focus on a wide range of topics arising from the study of Gothic ivory carving and Embriachi pieces, related to the themes of content and context.

Themed sessions will be dedicated to questions of iconography, sources and original use and context, research into provenance, relationships with other media, ivory carving in the 16th century, history of collecting in the 19th and 20th century.

Please note that this is a two-day event

  • Day 1, on Saturday 5 July from 9.30-18.00, is taking place at the Courtauld Institute of Art
  • Day 2, on Sunday 6 July from 9.30-16.45 , is taking place at the Steveson Lecture Theatre in the British Museum.

Both days of the conference are included in the ticket price.

For information, please contact the organisers: Naomi Speakman at or Dr Catherine Yvard at

Gothic Ivories Programme

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