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Pierres-papiers-ciseaux: l’architecture et la sculpture romanes (Meuse-Escaut)

Stone, paper, chisels: Romanesque architecture and sculpture (Meuse-Scheldt region) Symposium: 8 December - 9 December 2009


A program of the symposium can be downloaded here (Pdf, 793 kB).

From the call for papers, 29 June 2009

The international conference will deal with stone in the Romanesque period, in the geographical area of the Scheldt and Meuse rivers. Within these field the focal points are:
– the historical context, the materials, the making and placing
– stone in architecture
– stone in sculpture
– restoration and conservation
– the iconography of stone in literary and visual sources
– stone and applied theology
– methodological considerations in comparison to other regions


– Musée provincial des Arts anciens du Namurois
– La Société archéologique de Namur
– Pierres et Marbres de Wallonie
– The Low Countries Sculpture Society

Among the confirmed speakers are

Prof. Dr. Thomas Coomans, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Dr Elizabeth den Hartog, Universiteit Leiden
Prof. Dr. Michel de Waha, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Albert Lemeunier, Musée du Grand Curtius/Université de Liège
Myriam Serck-Dewaide, Institut royal du Patrimoine artistique, Bruxelles


The Musée provincial des Arts anciens du Namurois will publish the proceedings of the symposium

The symposium will be held in French, but assistance is available for those who wish to contribute, but are not native speakers. Propositions can also be submitted in English, Dutch, German, Spanish and Italian


Proposals for 30-minute papers can be submitted as a 300-word summary and a brief curriculum vitae. Please send your proposals, preferably per email, to (Musée des Arts anciens du Namurois, rue de Fer 24, B-5000 Namur, Belgium).