Sicily: Palermo and Monreale

The end of October 2022 is dedicated to four bronze doors in Sicily. At the cathedral of Monreale, we will document the doors of Barisano di Trani (who also made the doors of Ravello and Trani) and Bonanno, who is responsible for the doors in Pisa. Bonanno’s door is the largest of all bronze doors … More Sicily: Palermo and Monreale


Amalfi coast

The last two weeks of March 2022 were dedicated to the documentation of the four bronze doors of the Amalfi coast: Amalfi, Atrani, Ravello and Salerno. While the door from Ravello was made by Barisano di Trani, the other three derive are of byzantine origin. Unfortunately, none of the doors still has the original wooden … More Amalfi coast

Verona and Pisa

End of February, we documented the doors from San Zeno (Verona) and the Cathedral of Pisa. The doors are dated to 1100-38/late 12th cent. (Verona) and 1180 (Pisa). While none of the artists involved at Verona is known, we know that Bonanno is responsible for the doors of Pisa – as for the main door … More Verona and Pisa

We received funding

After a long year of proposal writing, obtaining permissions for documentation and analyses, and a pandemic, we finally received the fantastic news from the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) that our project was evaluated excellent and will receive funding (project no. P 34477-G). The official start of the project will be January 1, 2022. Until then, … More We received funding