Ben Thomas to chair panel on curating Leonardo da Vinci

Dr Ben Thomas, Reader in the Department of Art History, will be chairing a round-table discussion entitled ‘Curating Leonardo’ in London on Monday 11 November 2019. The event is part of Leonardo 500, a series of events marking the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death.

The 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci has brought with it an impressive array of exhibitions including Leonardo da Vinci (Louvre), Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing (Royal Collection Trust), and Leonardo: Experience a Masterpiece (National Gallery). What have been the challenges for curators in addressing Leonardo’s legacy? What have we learnt about Leonardo from the different approaches adopted? How can the complex and fragile artefacts associated with Leonardo be made accessible to today’s public? A panel of leading curators will discuss these and other issues raised by the Leonardo anniversary.

The panel will include Caroline Campbell (National Gallery), Per Rumberg (Royal Academy), Ana Debenedetti (V&A) and Catherine Yvard (National Art Library).

The event has been co-organised by the Warburg Institute; The Italian Cultural Institute; the Centre for Cultural Memory and the Friends of Italian Studies at the Institute for Modern Languages Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London; and the Histories Research Group at the School of Arts, University of Kent.

The event will be held at The Italian Cultural Institute in London. It runs from 6pm to 7.15pm.

For more details, and to book, please see the page here: