A Casa: People, Spaces and Objects
in the Renaissance Interior

Two-Part Symposium

Part II
Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies at Villa I Tatti
10-11 June 2004

Provisional Programme

Thursday 10 June 2004
Cecilia Cristellon (Istituto Universitario Europeo di Firenze)
‘Spazi, oggetti, riti: il matrimonio di area veneziana (1420-1545)’

Marta Ajmar (Victoria & Albert Museum, London)
Grata accoglienza: Domestic Sociability in Sixteenth-Century Italy’

Jerzy Miziolek (University of Warsaw)
'Cassoni nuziali nella Toscana e altrove: Funzione celebrativa e collocazione domestica'

Sandra Cavallo (Royal Holloway (University of London)
‘The House of the Artisan’


Philip Mattox (Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA)
‘Domestic Sacral Space in the Florentine Renaissance Palace’

Margaret Morse (University of Maryland, College Park)
‘Creating Sacred Space: The Religious Visual Culture
of the Casa in Renaissance Venice’

Flora Dennis (AHRB Centre for the Study of the Domestic Interior, London)
‘Music at Home: Domestic Music-Making in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Italy’

Iain Fenlon (King’s College, University of Cambridge)
‘Music within (and without) the Venetian House’


Friday 11 June 2004
Elizabeth Cleland (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)
Panni and pannetti d’arazzo: Tapestries in the Italian Domestic
Interior. Fashion, Function and Display’

Piero Boccardo (Palazzo Rosso, Genova)
‘La diffusione, la destinazione domestica e la funzione celebrativa
dei paramenti di arazzi a Genova nel corso del Cinquecento’

Hugo Blake (Royal Holloway (University of London))
‘Everyday Objects Associated with the House: An Archaeological Perspective’

Jeremy Warren (The Wallace Collection, London)
‘Function and Form in the Renaissance Bronze’


Katja Kwastek (Universität München)
‘Paintings as Sources for the Study of Italian Renaissance Life’

Anne Dunlop (Yale University)
‘'Datini's Decor: Frescoes in Private Homes around 1400'

Monika Schmitter (University of Massachusetts at Amherst)
La fronte e l’abitazione: Composite Identity in the Casa Odoni’

Jonathan Nelson (Syracuse University in Florence)
‘New Perspectives on "Old Masters": The Placement of Art
in Florentine Homes’





Part Two of the symposium will take place at the Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studiesat Villa I Tatti. Registration is not required for this part of the symposium. If you are interested in attending, or require further details, you may contact them directly at info@itatti.it.

This event is organized by the Victoria & Albert Museum, The Harvard Center for Renaissance Studies at Villa I Tatti, and the AHRB Centre for the Study of the Domestic Interior (Royal College of Art, Victoria & Albert Museum, and Royal Holloway, University of London). Generous support has been provided by The Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the Amici del Bargello.