Amanda Lillie to Chair British Academy Event at the National Gallery

To mark the 200th anniversary of art historian Jacob Burckhardt’s birth, Professor Amanda Lillie (University of York) will chair a round table panel discussion ‘Interpreting the Renaissance in the 21st Century’ at the National Gallery, London, on Friday 25 May. Amanda will be joined by three curators from major London institutions: Dr Caroline Campbell (The Jacob Rothschild Head of the Curatorial Department and Curator of Italian Paintings Before 1500, The National Gallery); Peta Motture (Senior Curator of the Medieval and Renaissance Galleries, Victoria and Albert Museum); and Dr Dora Thornton (Curator, The Goldsmiths' Company).

What do we mean by the ‘Italian Renaissance’, and is the term still a helpful one when interpreting art from the period? Marking the bicentenary of the birth of Swiss art historian Jacob Burckhardt, join a panel of curators as they discuss how best to present Renaissance art to modern museum audiences.

This is a British Academy supported public event in association with the National Gallery and the Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, University of York.  Tickets are free but must be pre-ordered. 300 people have already signed up to attend – so hurry and get your tickets now via the British Academy website!

May 2018: Interpreting the Renaissance logos


Banner image: Sandro Botticelli, The Annunciation, c. 1485-92, tempera and gold on wood;  the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, detail of public domain photo  (