Watch online: The conservation of Prince Baltasar Carlos in the Riding School by the Studio of Velázquez at the Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection has produced a short documentary on the year-long process of the cleaning, restoration, and technical analysis of their painting, Prince Baltasar Carlos in the Riding School, by the Studio of Velázquez. This conservation and analysis was generously supported by the Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica. More information about the project and theContinue reading “Watch online: The conservation of Prince Baltasar Carlos in the Riding School by the Studio of Velázquez at the Wallace Collection”

Museums online: content from the National Gallery of Ireland, the Museo del Prado, the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, and Google Arts and Culture

Virtual tour of ‘Murillo: The Prodigal Son Restored’ at the National Gallery of Ireland The Gallery is scheduled to reopen on July 20th, but until then you can visit virtually. The online version features a 360 degree image of the exhibition with the possibility to zoom in on the paintings and read the accompanying labelsContinue reading “Museums online: content from the National Gallery of Ireland, the Museo del Prado, the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, and Google Arts and Culture”

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Reopens with ‘Glory of Spain: Treasures from the Hispanic Society Museum & Library’, museums in Europe to follow?

The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas became the first major American museum to reopen earlier this week. Under the state government’s orders, the museum was allowed to open at 25% capacity with strict hygiene guidelines, including mandatory masks and temperature checks. As reported by the New York Times, first in the socially-distant lineContinue reading “Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Reopens with ‘Glory of Spain: Treasures from the Hispanic Society Museum & Library’, museums in Europe to follow?”

Reopening Museums and Galleries in Spain Post Lockdown: A guide from the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sport

The Spanish government’s Ministry of Culture and Sport has recently published a document detailing how museums and galleries may be able to manage visitors and collections once lockdown has been fully lifted in Spain. Xanthe Brooke has written a summary of their guidance: ‘In addition to implementing hygiene and physical distancing rules the Dept. considersContinue reading “Reopening Museums and Galleries in Spain Post Lockdown: A guide from the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sport”

Islamic Art Circle Lecture: Dr Jessica Hallett, ‘ART AND OIL: Calouste Gulbenkian and his Collection of Islamic Art’, 13 May 2020, 7:00–9:00pm, SOAS, Paul Webley Wing (Senate House), Wolfson Lecture Theatre

Islamic Art Circle Lecture: Dr Jessica Hallett, ‘ART AND OIL: Calouste Gulbenkian and his Collection of Islamic Art’, SOAS, Paul Webley Wing (Senate House), Wolfson Lecture Theatre, 7:00–9:00pm Click here for more information

Juan Facundo Riaño Essay Medal 2020

ARTES is delighted to announce the winner of the 2020 Juan Facundo Riaño Essay Medal, awarded with the generous support of the Office of Cultural and Scientific Affairs of the Spanish Embassy in London.  This year’s prize is awarded to Dr Simon Park, an early career scholar at the University of Oxford. Simon’s essay, ‘ChasingContinue reading “Juan Facundo Riaño Essay Medal 2020”

ARTES CEEH Scholars 2020

ARTES and CEEH are delighted to announce the first ever ARTES CEEH Scholars! Out of many excellent applications, we are very pleased to make the following four awards: Scholarship for a PhD student in the UK (£3000) Carter Lyon (University of Glasgow) Title: Spanish Golden Age Art Theory in Practice: A case study of VicenteContinue reading “ARTES CEEH Scholars 2020”

Online Resource: Online Catalogues from the Fundación Juan March

The Fundación Juan March presents to the public its on-line gateway to the complete content of each of the 205 catalogues accompanying the exhibitions held at its three venues since 1973, in Madrid, Cuenca (the Museo de Arte Abstracto Español) and Palma de Mallorca (the Museu Fundación Juan March). This collection of documents will beContinue reading “Online Resource: Online Catalogues from the Fundación Juan March”

Summer course: “Romanization and Islamization in the Western Mediterranean”, Casa Árabe, Córdoba, Monday 23– Saturday 28 July 2020

Specialists from different academic institutions will guide a select group of students in a series of seminar-style intensive classes throughout a week-long course. INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVESThe image above speaks for itself: in the background, built as the Friday Mosque of Cordoba, an extraordinary example of medieval Arab architecture and a popular tourist destination, which isContinue reading “Summer course: “Romanization and Islamization in the Western Mediterranean”, Casa Árabe, Córdoba, Monday 23– Saturday 28 July 2020″

Featured Exhibition: Murillo: The Prodigal Son Restored, Hugh Lane Room, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, until 30 August 2020

Six remarkable paintings by one of the most celebrated painters of the Spanish Golden Age, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617–1682), have been conserved and researched at the National Gallery of Ireland. They depict the parable of the Prodigal Son. Fascinating details uncovered during the conservation project and a number of related prints will be displayed alongside the series,Continue reading “Featured Exhibition: Murillo: The Prodigal Son Restored, Hugh Lane Room, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, until 30 August 2020”