Presentation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
November 14, 2010
This year marks the holy year of Santiago de Compostela, when the Feast Day of Saint James the Greater—July 25—falls on a Sunday. This program revisits the magnificent Romanesque structure with a virtual presentation reconstructing the Romanesque Cathedral, related talks, and a musical feast including pieces from the famed Codex Calixtinus performed by the group Lionheart. Welcome and introduction by Roberto Varela Fariña, Conselleiro de Cultura e Turismo, Xunta de Galicia and Ignacio Santos Cidrás, Director-Xerente da S.A. de Xestión do Plan Xacobeo.
Romanesque Redivivus: A Full-Scale 3D Computer Reconstruction of the Medieval Cathedral and Town of Santiago de Compostela (ca. 1211)
Virtual Reconstruction of the Romanesque Cathedral of Compostela – John Williams, Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, Department of Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh; and co-author, The Compostela 1211 Project
Reconstructing the Medieval Compostela from Documentary Sources – Fernando López Alsina, Professor of Universidad de Santiago de Compostela; and co-author, The Compostela 1211 Project
Digging in a Medieval Cathedral – José Suárez Otero, S.A. de Xestión do Plan Xacobeo; and co-author, The Compostela 1211 Project
Presentation of the Virtual Reconstruction Project of the Cathedral of Compostela – John Dagenais, Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California, Los Angeles; and Director, The Compostela 1211 Project