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Dr Tom Nickson Appointed Lecturer in Medieval Art and Architecture at the Courtauld Institute

The Courtauld Institute of Art is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Tom Nickson to the post of Lecturer in Medieval Art and Architecture.

Dr Nickson (BA Cambridge 2003; MA Courtauld 2005; PhD Courtauld 2009) is currently a Lecturer at the University of York where he is also Director of the Medieval Research School. He brings to his teaching and research a wide knowledge of medieval architecture from across Europe and the Mediterranean, along with his particular focus on the material cultures of medieval Iberia. His recent work interrogates the connections between art and belief in this area, particularly within the context of encounters between the Christian, Islamic and Jewish traditions. Dr Nickson has published in a wide range of journals and is currently preparing a major monographic study of Toledo Cathedral, building on his PhD dissertation. He will take up his post in September 2012.

The Courtauld Institute of Art is a leading and global centre for the study of art history and conservation with a unique scope. As a college of the University of London it brings together exceptional teaching and research and an outstanding art collection and has an unmatched concentration of specialisms from antiquity to the present. It has approximately 450 national and international students at any one time and The Courtauld’s over 5,000 alumni make an impact with many at the helm of major arts and educational institutions in the UK and worldwide. They include the directors of London’s National Gallery, Tate, and British Museum; New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and Morgan Library and Museum; as well as leading figures in the commercial art world. The growing network of alumni also includes many teachers and curators at major universities and museums.

Source: Courtauld Institute of Art

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