Lecture Series - Gold

May 12, 2022

If you are unable to attend the live session, do not worry - all those who register will automatically be sent copies of the lecture to view in your own time (from around four hours after it takes place).


Wednesday 22 June 2022

Long valued for its rarity, beauty, versatility, and longevity, gold was used to illuminate the exteriors and interiors of manuscripts made from the 5th to the 16th centuries around the globe. This webinar complements the British Library’s exhibition, Gold (Friday 20 May – Sunday 2 October 2022), and will explore how books made for Christian, Moslem, and Jewish patrons were enhanced by gold, and what sort of messages its use conveyed.

Sally has produced a handout to accompany the lecture which can be downloaded here.

Sally Dormer   
Dr Sally Dormer is an art historian who specialises in the Middle Ages. She studied History at Durham University before moving to the Courtauld Institute of Art, London University, where she completed an MA in Medieval Art History and a PhD on drawings in English illuminated manuscripts 960-1380.  She is founder and Course Director of the V&A’s Early Medieval Year Course (300-1250), currently delivered on-line, and from 2000 – 2020 was Dean of European Studies, an American university study abroad programme based in Tennessee, Durham, Oxford, and on the Continent. Sally currently lectures, or has lectured, and led study tours for The Arts Society (formerly NADFAS), the Art Fund, Gresham College, Cox & Kings, Swan Hellenic and Art Pursuits Abroad.


Format for Lecture

Sally will give a one-hour illustrated lecture for £12 at 11am on Wednesday 22 June 2022

You will not need to download any software and the lecture will work in any browser. For the best experience use a desktop or laptop - but it will also work on an iPad or similar tablet.

We hope you enjoy the lecture.

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