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Church Monuments Society

The Church Monuments Society was founded in 1979 and offers a focus for all who have an interest in church monuments of all types and periods. It was conceived to encourage the appreciation, study and conservation of church monuments both in the UK and abroad.

The Society organizes biennial symposia, annual study days, an AGM, at least three excursions a year and some additional ad hoc events.

The Society publishes an annual academic journal 'Church Monuments' and a less formal, informative twice yearly Newsletter. These publications are provided free to members, but may be purchased separately.

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CODART - Curators of Dutch Art

CODART is the international network of curators of Dutch and Flemish art. The tremendous popularity and the fact that works of art from the Low Countries of the 15th through the 19th century are widely disseminated means that CODART’s network is extensive and unique. Major holdings of Dutch and Flemish fine and decorative art are located in approximately 50 countries. Most of these collections – assembled by royals and individuals passionate about Dutch and Flemish art – are currently held in public museums. CODART aims to make this widespread cultural heritage more visible and accessible to an international public. At the same time, the organization aims to increase public knowledge of Dutch and Flemish art, thereby lending a historical phenomenon a contemporary dimension.

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Historians of Netherlandish Art

Historians of Netherlandish Art is an international organization founded in 1983 to foster communication and collaboration among historians of Northern European art from medieval to modern times. Its membership comprises scholars, teachers, museum professionals, art dealers, publishers, book dealers, and collectors throughout the world. The art and architecture of the Netherlands (Dutch and Flemish), and of Germany and France, as it relates to the Netherlands, from about 1350 to 1750, forms the core of members' interests. Current membership includes around 700 individuals and 30 institutions and businesses.

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Low Countries Sculpture Society

The Low Countries Sculpture Society aims to increase communication and foster discussion on an international level between sculpture historians, conservators, collectors, curators, custodians and all those interested and enthusiastic about this medium, as well as to enable the research and preservation, both materially and intellectually, of sculpture, medals and sculptors’ drawings from the Low Countries, from antiquity to the present day.

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Renaissance Society of America

The Renaissance Society of America is the largest international learned society devoted to the study of the era 1300-1600. Founded in 1954, RSA has grown to include over 6,000 members around the world. Nearly thirty percent of them are outside North America. RSA’s members can be found especially at universities and other institutions of higher education as faculty, graduate students, and postgraduate students, as well as at museums, libraries, and cultural institutions; members also include independent scholars and many others interested in Renaissance studies. Members identify with one or more disciplinary groups.

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The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference

The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) is a scholarly society that is interested in the early modern era (ca. 1450-ca. 1660). Our geographical scope is as worldwide as our membership. The society welcomes scholars from all disciplines who have an interest in early modern studies. The SCSC holds one annual meeting a year with approximately 170 sessions for papers. The annual meeting usually and traditionally takes place on the last full weekend of October.

The SCSC is also closely associated with the Sixteenth Century Journal (SCJ) and Iter. Membership in the SCSC includes a subscription to the SCJ, discounted access to the Iter bibliographic databases, and the International Directory of Scholars–an annual worldwide directory and newsletter of scholars specializing in early modern studies. Their research and publications can be purchased for a nominal annual fee.

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ICOM - CC Working group Sculpture, polychromy and architectural decoration

The Working Group Sculpture, Polychromy, and Architectural Decoration is concerned with the conservation of sculptural and painted three-dimensional objects including decorative architectural surfaces. The Working Group provides the means to share information between a network of like-minded international professionals and encourages research, the exchange of ethical and technical ideas. The Working Group aims to promote and disseminate information through interim meetings, ICOM-CC Triennial Conferences, newsletters and the ICOM-CC on-line forum.

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Vlaamse werkgroep mediëvistiek

The contactgroup of Flemish medievists

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RMBLF- Réseau des médiévistes belges de langue française

Founded in 1998, the Réseau des médiévistes belges de langue française is the Belgian contact group for french-speaking belgian medievists.

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Association Rencontre avec le patrimoine réligieux

French networking society for the religious patrimony

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