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Workshop: Medieval Metal—Method and Meanings

Aquamanile (water vessel) in the Form of a Lion, 13th–14th century. Brass. Loan from the Collection of Edouard Sandoz, 58.1965.


Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA

The Harvard Art Museums are hosting a two-part workshop that explores how metal was used in art during the Middle Ages. This first session introduces participants to the diverse forms, uses, and meanings of medieval metalwork.

Ittai Weinryb, assistant professor at the Bard Graduate Center, and Francesca Bewer, research curator for conservation and technical studies programs at the Harvard Art Museums, will lead the session.

This session will be held in Adolphus Busch Hall, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, and the Art Study Center, at the Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street.

The workshop is free and open to the public, but space is limited. To reserve a space, please email with the subject line “Medieval Metal RSVP” and indicate if you would like to attend this session, Medieval Metal—Method and Meanings, or the afternoon session, Medieval Metal—Process and Practices, which takes place from 2 to 4:30pm.

This event is part of the 2017 Harvard Medieval Material Cultures program Breaking the Mold: Metal as Material, Medium and Message in the Middle Ages. Sponsored by the Harvard University Committee on Medieval Studies, the Harvard Art Museums, the Department of History of Art and Architecture, and the Department of History.