Date: 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Tuesday 22 November 2022
Venue: Forum Theatre (153), Arts West – North Wing (148A), University of Melbourne

Speaker: Dr Christopher de Hamel

The Duc de Berry (1340-1416) was the son and then brother and uncle of successive kings of France. He was probably the greatest royal art patron of the Middle Ages, and his famous manuscript commissions, such as the Très Riches Heures and the Belles Heures, are among the most precious works of art from the Middle Ages. However, he was also a collector of jewellery, relics and much older books, and the lecture will look at the range of his remarkable taste, passion and infectious joy in art of all kinds.

Presented by the Australian Institute of Art History and the School of Culture and Communication.