Interpreting the Renaissance in the 21st century

This event was held on 25 May 2018

25 May 2018, 6.30–8pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre

Admission free, booking required

What do we mean by the ‘Italian Renaissance’, and is the term still a helpful one when interpreting art from the period?

Marking the bicentenary of the birth of Swiss art historian Jacob Burckhardt, join a panel of curators as they discuss how best to present Renaissance art to modern museum audiences.


Dr Caroline Campbell, Director of Collections and Research, The National Gallery

Dr Peta Motture, Senior Curator, Victoria and Albert Museum

Dr Dora Thornton, Curator, The Goldsmiths’ Company

Chair: Professor Amanda Lillie, Professor of History of Art, University of York

This is a British Academy event, in association with the National Gallery.

Image above: Detail from Sandro Botticelli, Venus and Mars, about 1485