international congress “souls of stone — funerary sculpture: from creation to musealization”
CALL FOR PAPERS / CALL FOR PROJECTS UNTIL THE 31ST MARCH 2017
Souls of Stone. Funerary Sculpture: from the Creation to the Musealization
Lisbon, Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, November 2-4, 2017
The Instituto de Estudos Medievais (IEM) and the Instituto de História da Arte (IHA) of the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas (FCSH) of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, along with the Centro de Investigação e Estudos em Belas Artes (CIEBA) of the Faculdade de Belas Artes of the Universidade de Lisboa, and in collaboration with the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga in Lisbon, are organizing the International Congress Souls of Stone. Funerary Sculpture: from the Creation to the Musealization, which will be held in November 2-4, 2017, at the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, in Lisbon.
A call for papers for presentation focused on specific objects and subjects, as well as a call for projects for the presentation of ongoing scientific projects in this field, are currently opened.
All proposals must be sent by March 31, 2017.
Funerary sculpture is definitely a precious source for the understanding of the Middle Ages but also, due its complex nature as an artistic, aesthetic, spiritual, historical, anthropological, sociological and cultural artefact, it implies a true and authentic interdisciplinarity, which is one of this congress’ main focus. Moreover, this scientific meeting wishes to contribute to broaden the approach to these sculptures by encouraging their analysis also from a patrimonial and museological perspective. This means to give attention to the materiality of the tombs (both the original and the one they have been given throughout their existence), to the restoration processes they were or are being submitted to, to their transfers and changes of context, as well as to the museum projects they integrate.
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The Organizing Committee