26 May - Day 1 of conference at the National Gallery
27 May - Day 2 of the conference at the Warburg Institute
Explore the important role and impact of Leonardo's paintings and drawings in key British private and public collections-With a focus on the reception of Leonardo in Britain, this conference will explore the important role and impact of Leonardo’s paintings and drawings in key British private and public collections; and also look at the broader British context of the reception of his art and science by addressing selected manuscripts and the first English editions of his Treatise on Painting, as well as historiographical approaches to Leonardo. The conference was initially conceived as a collaborative project with Romano Nanni, late director of the Biblioteca Leonardiana, and has developed into a wider collaboration between Birkbeck, the National Gallery and the Warburg Institute. This event has received support from the Biblioteca Leonardiana in Vinci, the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence, as well as the Paul Mellon Centre for British Art, the British Museum and the Leonardo da Vinci Society in London.
The conference will begin with a keynote lecture given by Professor Martin Kemp at Birkbeck on the evening of 25 May. It will continue over the following two days at the National Gallery and the Warburg Institute.
To register and pay online for the conference via the National Gallery website please visit: HERE