Join us from 7pm to celebrate DDFAS's 40th anniversary!
BANKS, BURGUNDY AND PIRACY: the Fifteenth Century Artists of Bruges
The 15th century was the golden age of the Northern Renaissance featuring the patronage and collection of art by noble families, bankers, merchants and the Church. Bruges was the economic powerhouse of Europe, with Flanders part of the house of Burgundy. The stories of banking, piracy and painting have exciting parallels with our own times. Christopher Herbert was until recently Bishop of St. Albans and a member of the House of Lords. He has lectured at the National Gallery, Courtauld Institute, King’s College London, Westminster Abbey and Rikkyo University in Japan.