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Dr. Avital Heyman, researcher of our research project MAGISTRI CATALONIAE, will give a seminar as part of the Master in "Anàlisi i Gestió del Patrimoni artístic" of the Departament d'Art i Musicologia of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

Title: “La topografía sagrada y la peregrinación en la Jerusalén de la época cruzada”.

Date and place: Room 603. Facultat de Filosofia i Lletres of the UAB. (14 November 2014).


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The request to extend the execution period of the project "Artistes, patrons i públic: Catalunya i la Mediterrània (s.XI- XV)", has been recently approved by the Ministry of Economy and Competiteveness of the Spanish Gouvermment Therefore, the reserch project will finish on December 31, 2015.

During the next year, our Virtual Index of Artists will be completed. In addition, other formative activities (workshops) and publications related to the lines of research of our project will be held by our team.


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plantilla-22 copiaThe I SIMPOSI MAGISTRI CATALONIAE: Artista anònim, artista amb signatura. Identitat, estatus i rol de l'artista en l'art medieval will be held next 7-8 November 2014. This International Symposium has been organized by our Research Project MAGISTRI CATALONIAE, the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and the Museu Episcopal de Vic, with the collaboration of the Facultat de Filosofia i Lletres de la UAB.

The Symposium is based on the research carried out as part of our Research Project MAGISTRI CATALONIAE. There wil be presented some of the results of that research and it aims to provide some important answers to the issues related with the medieval artist and the processes involved in the creation of the work of art. Some important questions will be answered by combining several approaches. The main ones are the relation between the masters, the workshops and their patrons, the problems associated to the techniques and artists' training, their laical or ecclesiastical condition, the issues connected with the signature and the anonymity, as well as artists' social status. 

Registration process is available.


Dates and place:

Friday 7 November 2014. Place: Sala de Graus de la Facultat de Filosofia i Lletres de la UAB (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Edifici B, Campus de la UAB 08193 Bellaterra, Cerdanyola del Vallès).

Saturday 8 November 2014. Place: Sala d'actes del Museu Episcopal de Vic (Plaça del Bisbe Oliba, 3, 08500, Vic).

Link to the Program.


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The International Conference The Making of Jerusalem. Constructed spaces and historic communities, has been organized by the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem and supported by the St. Sarkis Charity Trust (Londres) and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisboa). It will take place on 2 -4 July 2014. Avital Heyman, researcher from our research project MAGISTRI CATALONIAE, will present the lecture "The Virgin Mary heading a Franciscan procession in the Old City".

Date and place: 2-4 July 2014. Calouste Gulbenkian Library.

PLink to the Programme

Romanesque Art –– Patrons and Processes

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Following earlier conferences on Romanesque and the Past (London, 2010), and Romanesque and the Mediterranean (Palermo, 2012), the British Archaeological Association is collaborating with the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya and the Research project Magistri Cataloniae to stage the third in a biennial series of international conferences concerned with Romanesque art and architecture. This conference, Romanesque: Patrons and Processes, is concerned with patronage – and agency - in their broadest senses during the Romanesque period. 


The research project Magistri Cataloniae has collaborated in the organization and has participated through the following papers:


  • M. Castiñeiras, "Patrons, Institutions and Public in the Making of Catalan Romanesque Art"
  • Anna Orriols, "The Artistic Patronage of Abbot Gregorious at Cuixà: Models and Tributes
  • Carles Sánchez, "An Anglo-Norman at Terrassa? Augustinian Canons and Thomas Becket at the End of 12th century" 


  • Verònica Abenza: "The Jaca Ivories: Towards a Re-evaluation of 11th-century Female Patronage in the Kingdom of Aragon"
  • Joan Duran, "The Cerdanya Ciborium: a Patronage Context for the Arrival of opus lemovicensis in Catalonia"



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Next 29 March 2014, Carla Fernandes, research of our Research Project Magistri Cataloniae, will hels the lecture "Imagens de Cristo. As representaçôes escultóricas, sua integraçâo nos rituais litúrgicos e alteraçôes iconográficas e formais (sécs. XII.XIV)" as a part of the International Seminar Imagens e Liturgia em Portugal na Idade Média.

Link to the program.

art'14 11th International Conference

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Next June 2014, Majo Alcayde, research of our research project Magistri Cataloniae, will held the conference "Identification of Oils and Protein binders in Romanic Paintings by Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization –Time Of Flight Mass Spectrometry", in the congress art'14. 11th International Conferencon non-destructive investigations and microanalysis for the diagnostics and conservation of cultural and environmental heritage.

Congress Inscription.