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A 3-day conference on Byzantine glass will be held at the British Museum in London 27-29 May 2010. The conference is being organised by Chris Entwistle, Curator of the Late Roman and Byzantine Collections, and Liz James, Director of the Leverhulme International Network for the Composition of Byzantine Glass Mosaic Tesserae (University of Sussex).

The three days will cover topics such as glass and mosaics, gold glass, the Lycurgus Cup, techniques of manufacture, new discoveries in Byzantine glass. Confirmed speakers include: Tassos Antonaras (Thessaloniki), Claudia Bolgia (Edinburgh), Cristina Boschetti (Nottingham), Jas Elsner (Oxford and Chicago), Ian Freestone (Cardiff), Yael Gorin Rosen (Jerusalem), Daniel Howells (Sussex), Judith Mckenzie (Oxford), Martine Newby, Nadine Schibille (Oxford), Marianne Stern (Netherlands), Ann Terry (USA), Marco Verità (Venice), Hanna Witte (Germany), David Whitehouse (Corning), Gary Vikan (Walters Art Gallery).

For more information:
Conference poster
Provisional programme
Registration form
For more information contact: Bente Bjornholt on B.K.Bjornholt@sussex.ac.uk, Art History, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QQ, UK.

For other related events see the events page at Sussex Centre for Byzantine Cultural History.

New Light on Old Glass: Byzantine Glass and Mosaics
A three-day conference on Thursday 27-Saturday 29 May 2010
Stevenson Lecture Theatre, the Great Court, British Museum
Provisional Programme