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Webinar: Norway - Catalonia: Medieval Art, a shared artistic heritage

The online conference (in English) is part of the collaboration on the exhibition "North & South", which brings together, for the first time, a selection of examples of medieval altar art from Norway and Catalonia, two regions at the northern and southern edge of the continent. 

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This webinar highlights the fruitful cooperation between the Episcopal Museum of Vic and the University Museum of Bergen, in collaboration with the Nidaros Cathedral Museum of Trondheim, the Museum of Cultural History of the University of Oslo, and also the Catharijneconvent Museum of Utrecht (Netherlands).

This cooperation has become an extraordinary exhibition of outstanding and unique medieval artwork of high artistic and patrimonial value dated between 1100 and 1350 A.D. from Norway and Catalonia. Both countries preserve larger numbers of medieval artworks than any other European country due to similar preservation conditions which have allowed us to keep them until today. The Museum of Cultural History has five objects on loan to the Exhibition "North & South: European Masterpieces Reunited, currently on display at the Episcopal Museum of Vic.

With this online conference, the Delegation of the Government of Catalonia to the Nordic Countries wants to highlight the role that museums and universities play when it comes to cultural promotion as a tool to improve access to culture and education; as well as on fostering the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

This event will be participated by Dr Justin Kroesen, Medievalist and Curator at the University Museum of Bergen, and Dr Marc Sureda, Medievalist and Curator at the Episcopal Museum of Vic. They will talk about the importance of these artworks both in Norway and Catalonia. Finally, Dr Anne Lene Melheim, Head of the Archaeology Department at the Museum of Cultural History of the University of Oslo, will talk about the role that museums and universities play when it comes to cultural promotion and quality education.

This conference will be broadcasted online. It is free, but please register to participate.

Published Aug. 21, 2020 10:33 AM - Last modified Oct. 15, 2020 8:44 AM