Welcome to CRSBI

The Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture is a complete online record of all the surviving Romanesque sculpture in Britain and Ireland, surviving 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.

Every entry 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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Annual Lecture - 29th April 2014

Posted 1 month ago.

The CRSBI will host its Annual Lecture on Tuesday 29th April 2014 at 5.30 p.m. at the Courtauld Institute of Art Professor Eric Fernie will speak on ‘Romanesque Sculpture: Contexts and Perceptions from Lincoln and Pavia to Moissac and Saint-Genis-des-Fontaines’

Fieldworker Training Day

Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago.

Ron Baxter gave an introductory presentation and showed how best to use the new system. We uploaded new reports, discovered how to delete mistakes, and move around our images on the online form. The fieldworkers had a hands-on session to try uploading their material and ask questions of the CRSBI team. They did very well.Thank you to Christie's Education for the use of the computer lab and lecture theatre.

Berkeley Castle added

Posted 2 months ago.

At last! I see from my notes that it was 2008 when I went there, but in my defence it wasn't really for Corpus work at all (and Gloucestershire is not my county).