STUDY DAY | East Meets West: Objects in Renaissance Paintings

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This collaborative Study Day will explore the exhibition Lorenzo Lotto’s Portraits and the National Gallery’s wider Renaissance collection through the theme of ‘East meets West.’ A detailed description and a programme is available here and on the following website: To book a place and apply for a travel bursary, please submit this booking form to by 8 January 2019.

  • 11:00 – Registration and Welcome (Former Viewing Room; Refreshments provided) Arrive via Wilkins Building entrance (staff entrance) to the left of the main portico Dr Rebecca Bridgman, Curatorial and Exhibitions Manager (Birmingham Museums)/Chair of Islamic Art and Material Culture SSN & Dr Mary Hersov, Head of National Programmes (The National Gallery)
  • 11:15 – Introduction: Reflections of the Eastern Mediterranean in Italian Renaissance Art Prof Deborah Howard (University of Cambridge)
  • 11:30 – Lotto Portraits – Overview over the Exhibition Dr Matthias Wivel, Curator of Sixteenth-Century Italian Paintings (The National Gallery)
  • 12:00 – Self-guided Visit to Lotto Portraits With Dr Matthias Wivel
  • 13:15 – Sandwich Lunch (Sainsbury Wing, Conference Room 1; lunch provided)
  • 14:30 – Visit to the Sainsbury Wing Observations on a selected painting from the Sainsbury Wing (tbc) Prof. Anna Contadini, Professor of the History of Islamic Art, SOAS, University of London
  • Tour and discussion of the Sainsbury Wing displays With Dr Caroline Campbell, Director of Collections & Research (The National Gallery)
  • 15:30 – Finish Delegates free to visit ‘Mantegna & Bellini’ (complimentary tickets provided)

Organised by The Islamic Art and Material Culture SSN and the SSN European Paintings pre-1900 Supported by the Pilgrim Trust. We thank the National Gallery for their collaboration.