Norway – Catalonia: Medieval Art, a shared artistic heritage
Online conference, held on September 8, 2020
The online conference is part of the collaboration on the exhibition “North & South”, which brings together, for the first time, a selection of examples of medieval altar art from Norway and Catalonia, two regions at the northern and southern edge of the continent. It highlights the fruitful cooperation between the Episcopal Museum of Vic and the University Museum of Bergen, in collaboration with the Nidaros Cathedral Museum of Trondheim, the Museum of Cultural History of the University of Oslo, and also the Catharijneconvent Museum of Utrecht.
This cooperation has become an extraordinary exhibition of outstanding and unique medieval artwork of high artistic and patrimonial value dated between 1100 and 1350 A.D. from Norway and Catalonia. Both countries preserve larger numbers of medieval artworks than any other European country due to similar preservation conditions which have allowed us to keep them until today.
The speakers in this webinar are:
Dr Justin Kroesen, Curator at the University Museum of Bergen
Dr Marc Sureda, Curator at the Episcopal Museum of Vic
Dr Anne Lene Melheim, Head of the Archaeology Department at the Museum of Cultural History of the University of Oslo
Top Image: St. Olav alter, Archbiship’s Pallace Museum