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Same same but different. – Another post about a detached fresco in the V & A, Andrea Mantgena and the idea of progress

I’m aware that some bloggers have already switched to Christmas mode, but while I do have a Christmas-y post up my sleeve, it will be a few more days before I lay it on the table. For now, here’s a … Continue reading

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Sometimes progress is overrated…

As a medievalist I have a certain dislike for ‘museums of medieval art’ because, usually, what they display are just bits and parts of medieval altarpieces neatly sawn into pieces and hung on a wall to fit the anachronistic concept … Continue reading

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Innsbruck “Street Art” (Late Medieval Edition)

As you will have gathered from my last post, my visit to the Tyrolean State Museum was not primarily motivated by my desire to see their Rembrandt. Rather, I went there to see the museum’s excellent medieval collection. Due to … Continue reading

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Rembrandt’s Chair

I’ve just returned from Innsbruck, Tyrol, where I spent the past couple of days. Before that, I spent three days at a conference in the small town of Stein an der Donau, about an hours drive north-west of Vienna, which … Continue reading

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To the ghosts who write history books

When it comes to writing the first post of a new blog, there appear to be two different schools of thought: On the one hand, there are those who begin with some sort of “welcome post” introducing themselves and the … Continue reading

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