Dr Elisabeth Taburet-Delahaye

Director of the Cluny Museum, Paris

‘France 1500: Between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance’

Jean Hey, L’ annunciation (detail), 1490-1495, The Art Institute of Chicago, Collection Mr & Mme Martin A. Ryerson, © photography The Art Institute of Chicago 2010

Dr Taburet-Delahaye, visiting Hancock Fellow at the Australian Tapestry Workshop, is the principal curator of the exhibition France 1500 which opened at the Grand Palais in  Paris on 6 October 2010. This exhibition explores a time of unprecedented artistic contact and creative effervescence in France, and takes a close look at various aspects of the art of the time. The exhibition encompasses painting, sculpture, stained glass, tapestry, gold work and the art of the book. It will travel to the Art Institute of Chicago in February 2011.

This lecture is the second of a three-part series to be presented in Melbourne by Dr Taburet-Delahaye, sponsored by the Australian Tapestry Workshop, the National Gallery of Victoria and the Academic Centre.  Please see each venue for details and bookings: the National Gallery of Victoria (The Treasures of the Cluny Museum 14 November 2pm) and the Australian Tapestry Workshop (The Lady and the Unicorn and other Cluny tapestries 17 November 6pm).

Date: Monday 15 November 2010, 6.00pm
Venue: The Oratory, Newman College, University of Melbourne, 887 Swanston Street, Parkville (Melways Map 2B E5)
Bookings essential: email agehrig@academiccentre.stmarys.newman.unimelb.edu.au or phone 03 9342 1614


Supported by The Allan and Maria Myers Academic Centre: Newman College and St Mary’s College; The University of Melbourne.