Dressing the Renaissance Man

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Dressing the Renaissance Man

Renaissance Spring Friday Lates

Date and time

Friday 28 March, 6.30–7.30pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre

Jenny Tiramani

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To celebrate Renaissance Spring, This presentation will explore the dress of European men in the late 15th and early 16th centuries using surviving garments, portraits and written documents.

It will feature the dressing of a performer in a spectacular 1530's outfit as recorded by the Augsburg accountant Matthäus Schwarz. His clothes exemplify the dramatic use of sumptuous materials, colour and extreme shapes associated with the Renaissance.

Touch tour for blind and partially-sighted visitors

From 6-6.30pm, Jenny Tiramani will lead a touch tour for blind and partially-sighted visitors. This is a unique chance for blind and partially sighted visitors to experience the feel of the costumes before the lecture begins. 

BSL-interpreted presentation

From 6.30-7.30pm, this event will be interpreted for a BSL audience.

Throughout the year, free talks are given in British Sign Language by deaf lecturers or in spoken English with BSL interpretation.

Image above: Detail from Lorenzo Lotto, 'Portrait of Giovanni della Volta with his Wife and Children', about 1547