Louth Museum Lecture – Fine and Private Places
Fine and Private Places or Why Study Funerary Monuments?
This lecture will be held online, via Zoom.
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Jean Wilson MBE FSA was educated at Cambridge and taught at universities in the UK and the USA. She has published widely on Elizabethan Court culture, renaissance playhouses and funerary monuments, with a particular interest in the depiction of emotion. From 2013-18 she was President of the Church Monuments Society and in 2019 was awarded an MBE for services to heritage.
Funerary monuments are often overlooked by visitors to churches, or even regarded as a nuisance. But they are of enormous interest, both as representing the bulk of surviving pre-twentieth century British sculpture, and as a resource for historians. They provide information about how our ancestors looked, how they felt, and how they saw themselves.