A lecture entitled Franciscan Art and Architecture in a Mediterranean Context will be delivered by Dr Donal Cooper at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies (ITE, Melissinou & Nikiforou Foka 130, Rethymnon) at 20.00 pm on Tuesday April 12.
Dr Donal Cooper BA (Oxon), Ma, PhD (London) is Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of History of Art, University of Warwick, and an acclaimed authority on the art and architecture of the Mendicant Friars in general, and the Franciscans un particular.
Dr Cooper completed his PhD on Franciscan art and architecture in Medieval Italy at the Courtauld Institute of Art in 2000, and later spent periods of time in research funded by the British School at Rome and the Leverhulme Trust. Before joining Warwick in 2005, he worked at the Victoria and Albert Museum for three years, contributing to the Museum’s Medieval and Renaissance Galleries. He was awarded a Philip Liverhulme Prize for outstanding scholarship in 2006 and a fellowship at the Harvard Centre for Italian Renaissance Studies at Villa I Tatti in Florence in 2009.