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Conference on Italian terracotta sculpture

From: Clare Cotton <cj.cotton>
Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2002
Earth and Fire: Contributions to the study of Italian terracotta
A major international conference
The Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road, South Kensington
London SW7 2RL
Lecture Theatre
Saturday April 13, 2002

The exhibition, Earth and Fire, examines the full range of Italian
terracotta sculpture between 1400 and 1800, including works by
Ghiberti, Donatello, Bernini and Canova. A distinguished panel of
international scholars and conservators will explore the themes of
the exhibition and the accompanying book.

Topics to be considered include:

    *   the changing use of the bozzetto or model from the 15th to
        the 18th centuries
    *   changes in sculptors' workshop practice
    *   what conservation can tell us about sculptors' working
    *   the materials and techniques of terracotta sculpture

Speakers are:

    Dr Paul Williamson
    Keeper of Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics and Glass

    Charlotte Hubbard
    Senior Sculpture Conservator

    Bruce Boucher
    Professor of the History of Art
    University College London and curator of the exhibition

    Anthony M. Sigel
    Harvard University Art Museums

    Peta Motture, Sculpture Curator
    Department of Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics and Glass

    Alfredo Bellandi

    Dr Elena Bianca Di Gioia
    Musei Capitolini, Rome

    Sergej Androssov
    The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

    Dr Johannes Myssok, Institut fur Kunstgeschichte

    Prof. Irving Lavin

The programme of lectures and case studies is aimed at art
historians, art history students, curators, conservators, and others
with a broad interest in the history of terracottas and Italian

Full rate: UKP40

Concessionary rates:

Senior Citizens, Friends and Patrons of the V&A, UKP34
Students on state-funded courses: UKP15
Registered disabled people and ES40 holders: UKP12.50
Ticket price includes morning coffee, sandwich lunch, afternoon tea
and entrance to the exhibition.

Tickets available from the Box Office 020-7942-2209.

For more information on the course, please contact Clare Cotton at
+44 207 942 2189.

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