SORRY THIS DAY IS CANCELLED...WE HOPE TO BE ABLE TO RUN THIS LATER IN THE YEAR BUT THIS WILL DEPEND ON THE VIRUS CRISIS. JENNY WILL BE IN TOUCH TO DISCUUS ANY REFUNDS. PLEASE BE PATIENT WITH US! MEANWHILE STAY SAFE.
Time: 10.15 for 10.45 - 15.15
Venue: Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House ,Piccadilly. W1J 0BT
Tutor: Dr Margaret Knight
Cost: £30 (there are no facilities for coffee)
The Roman Empire had fine vineyards on the fertile plains between the Vosges mountains, the Black Forest and the Rhine river. Rome’s military camps evolved into prosperous trading communities by the 5th century making Alsace and Lorraine extremely desirable to the kingdoms born from the ruins of the Empire and then for the great European powers. Despite centuries of annexation, occupation and religious strife the provinces produced magnificent art and architecture in the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the 18th century and from 1900 when Art Nouveau flourished under the Ecol de Nancy. This study day is an introduction to the history and arts of Alsace and Lorraine, ‘The Disputed Lands’