Paul Crossley Memorial Lecture

Magnificence Tempered: On Spatial Zones and Visual Strategies in Late Medieval Parish Churches

Speaker: Dr Tim Juckes

Some of the richest holdings of late medieval furnishings in Central Europe are found in the churches of eastern Slovakia, the survivors of a light-touch Reformation that proved accommodating of artworks both spectacular and banal. Many furnishings, moreover, have remained in their original positions and, as clusters of objects, provide insights into the workings of sacred ensembles. This lecture looks at visual cultures on the threshold to the choir and in the lay church, focussing on the interactions of artistic media such as altarpieces and sacrament houses.

Tim Juckes completed his PhD at the Courtauld in 2008 and has since worked at the Institute of Art History at the University of Vienna, where he is now principal investigator in a project funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).

Organised by Dr Tom Nickson (The Courtauld) and Dr Jessica Barker (The Courtauld).

This is the inaugural Paul Crossley Memorial Lecture.

This event is kindly supported by Sam Fogg. 

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25 Jan - 12 Dec 2022

Wednesday 25th January 2023, 5pm - 6.30pm GMT

Free, booking essential

Lecture Theatre 1  Vernon Square 

This is an in person event at our Vernon Square campus. Booking will close 30 minutes before the event begins.

Photograph of a richly decorated alterpiece with three chairs in front of it
Levoča, Church of St. James, sanctuary. Photograph by Tim Juckes.