Welcome to CRSBI

The Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture is a complete online record of all the surviving Romanesque sculpture in Britain and Ireland, at more than 5000 sites.   It provides us with a unique window on the aesthetics, beliefs, daily life, preoccupations, humour and technical skills of the artists and people of this creative and formative era from the late 11th century to the late 12th century.

Every entry is freely available and includes information on the historical and architectural context of the building, a first-class photographic record, and a scholarly description of the sculpture.  Our work continues and many sites are already available on this website.

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CRSBI at Leeds 2017: Diagnosis, Transmission, Reconstruction: Anatomising the Body of Romanesque Sculpture

CRSBI will be running its first conference session at this year at the Leeds International Medieval Congress.

Fieldworkers please!

We are always in the search for more fieldworkers, and we need several more in key areas.  We need more help with recording in Devon, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Lancashire and Cumbria, and more help in Wales.  For further details contact Nora Courtney using the contact link in the footer.

MyCRSBI

Please try our MyCRSBI section where you can save searches and notes on site reports for your own reference.  Only you will see the lists and comments saved to your MyCRSBI account.  Click on MyCRSBI in the header menu.

News

Annual Lecture 2017 - April 25th

Posted 2 months, 1 week ago.

The annual CRSBI lecture was held at The Courtauld Institute of Art on April 25th. The lecture, "North and South of the Loire: The Culture of Copying and the Rebirth of Sculpture" was given by Professor Deborah Kahn. The costs associated with the lecture and reception were generously met by John Osborn. CRSBI would like to thank him for his support.

CRSBI on social media

Posted 4 months ago.

You can now interact with CRSBI via social media.

Opportunities in Wales

Posted 7 months, 1 week ago.

The article on Welsh Romanesque, published in the Cadw members’ magazine, Heritage in Wales, is out now and refers to work to be done by CRSBI.  The article refers to more information online – namely the document called ‘Opportunities for Recording in Wales’ which is available on this website under resources.