Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland

The Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland (CRSBI) is a growing, well-designed database of this particular type of Medieval sculptures in the British Isles (nothing yet for Scotland though). “Significant quantities of previously unrecorded material have come to light in the course of the project, and there are many examples of sculpture that are here being recorded, catalogued and photographed in an academic context for the first time. Concurrent with its academic importance is the project’s role in raising awareness of the British Isles’ rich twelfth-century heritage, helping to ensure its conservation and preservation. Much of the sculpture is exposed to the risk of wear, damage and theft. Records of the sculpture’s condition are invaluable for conservators and the church and heritage bodies responsible for its protection.”  I esp. like the possibility of browsing the contents by county via a map interface. Worth a visit.

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