Project Symposium on ‘Unwrapping an Icon’

Team members and colleagues from the project partnership on Unwrapping an Icon: Lady in a Fur Wrap and Related Spanish Portraits in the Stirling Maxwell Collection held a project symposium in Glasgow last week.

Lady in a Fur Wrap, by Domenikos (El Greco) Theotokopoulos (1541-1614), painting, oil on canvas, Glasgow Museums Collection; © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection
Lady in a Fur Wrap, by Domenikos (El Greco) Theotokopoulos (1541-1614), painting, oil on canvas, Glasgow Museums Collection; © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection

Meeting together with invited international specialists working on comparable projects and fields of enquiry across several disciplines provided a great opportunity to present findings, interpret results, and discuss work-in-progress and future directions.

The interdisciplinary group combined specialists in Spanish art, technical art historians, dress and social historians, museum curators and conservation scientists.