Ana Debenedetti (Curator of Paintings, V&A) and Adam Lowe (Founder, Factum Foundation) discuss the impact of technology on new findings on the Museum’s Raphael Cartoons in advance of the postponed opening of the V&A’s new installation of the Raphael Court. 

Raphael’s work in painting, drawing, architecture and design had a profound effect on the arts, influencing not only his own time but also ours. Raphael 500 celebrates the painter's life and marks the year of his death with a programme that considers elements of his approaches to the invention and production of works of art and looks at the way the study of Raphael widens our understanding of other Italian Renaissance artists. 

This event is also part of the Curatorial Conversations series, which brings to the Warburg curators of world-leading museums and galleries to discuss their work. The conversations, led by academics at the Warburg Institute, discuss the issues of setting the curatorial agenda and staging meaningful encounters with objects. The series is designed to draw out discussion of the discoveries made, challenges tackled and the lessons learned in installing objects in the permanent collection and putting together internationally renowned exhibitions. 

This Warburg Institute talk took place on Zoom on 19 November 2020.