medievalwallpaintings

Dr Ellie Pridgeon FSA promoting the study of medieval wall paintings

National Survey of Medieval Wall Painting

on August 8, 2012

I recently visited the National Survey of Medieval Wall Painting (Courtauld Institute of Art, London) for the first time in 13 years of studying mural paintings.  Renowned for being somewhat tricky to access (for us mere outsiders), the collection consists of an interesting and eclectic mix of unpublished conservation reports, correspondence and photographs relating to the discovery,recording and conservation of wall painting.  It is the brainchild of Professor David Park (‘Keeper’), who has been diligently collecting material for over 30 years.  If you are keen to visit, it is worth pursuing David for an appointment.  When I arrived he was helpful, courteous and relatively forthcoming with his extensive knowledge on mural paintings in this country.

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