Most iconographers are familiar with Kurt Weitzmann, the art historian who “rediscovered” Mount Sinai Monastery. Realizing the historical value of the treasure trove of icons at the monastery, he began a documenting project by photographing all the icons in the monastery. Weitzmann was a professor at Princeton University and the University has continued to support the digitizing of the icon library at Sinai. Princeton also has a yearly Weitzmann lecture. This year, there is a conference April 17 and 18th, focused on Mt Sinai and it’s icons.
The famous – in – icon – circles, Robin Cormack will give the Weitzmann lecture, “Discovering Icons at Sinai: From Uspenskij to Weitzmann”.
The conference is free and open to the public, but registration is appreciated. Formore information, please go to: