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Canterbury Cathedral – Destruction in the Cathedral: a study day to mark the arrival of the Thomas Johnson’s ‘Quire of Canterbury Cathedral’

11 March - 11:15 - 17:15

£30

Destruction in the Cathedral: a study day to mark the arrival of the Thomas Johnson’s ‘Quire of Canterbury Cathedral’

Monday 11 March, Canterbury Cathedral

This study day marks the acquisition by the Cathedral under the Government’s Acceptance in Lieu Scheme of the painting by Canterbury artist Thomas Johnson (c.1613-1705) of the ‘Quire of Canterbury Cathedral’, dated 1657*.

This is the earliest known depiction of the Quire and is rare for portraying iconoclastic acts actively underway. This study day will place the painting into its immediate and longer-term context, considering histories of iconoclasm but also survivals at Canterbury Cathedral.

Papers will be given by specialists in the fields of medieval and early modern history and the history of art, including Prof Rachel Koopmans, Dr John Jenkins, Dr Emily Guerry, Dr David Rundle, Prof Ken Fincham and Prof Jackie Eales. Our own Director of the Stained Glass Studios, Leonie Seliger, will also be speaking.

The painting will be on view during the day. Delegates are welcome to attend our Evensong service at 17:30.

Full programme available here

£30 per person, including refreshments and sandwich lunch.

Spaces are limited so please book ahead by emailing archives@canterbury-cathedral.org.

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