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KURTH, Bettina Dorothea (1878-1948)


Reference code(s): GB 1370 WIA, Betty Kurth

Held at: Warburg Institute

Title: KURTH, Bettina Dorothea (1878-1948)

Date(s): [1922-1943]

Level of description: collection

Extent: 3 boxes

Name of creator(s): Kurth | Bettina Dorothea | 1878-1948 | née Kris | art historian


Administrative/Biographical history:

Betty Kurth was born 1878 and educated at the University of Vienna, where she was one of the earliest women students to be admitted; she studied art history and medieval literature and was awarded her doctorate in 1911. After moving to England, her research focused on English medieval art and she became an authority on medieval tapestry and embroidery. She died in an accident in 1948.


Scope and content/abstract:

Notes and offprints of Betty Kurth, art historian, [1922-1943], on topics including the decorative arts and tapestries.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Arranged in sections as follows: Notes and Off-Prints.

Conditions governing access:

Archive material is accessible for the purpose of private study and personal research and within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Archive reading room. Access is with permission from the Institute Director and by prior appointment only. Potential users are advised to browse the Institute website and contact the Archivist, Dr des Claudia Wedepohl, before planning a visit. Access to individual items in the Warburg Institute Archives may be restricted under the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies, at the discretion of the archivist, may be provided for research use only (working papers: up to 10% of any archive pressmark; correspondence by authors for whom the department doesn't hold copyright: up to 10% of the institutes holdings). Traditional photography is allowed at the discretion of the archivist, no digital cameras. Scans and digital photographs can be ordered at the discretion of the archivist. Requests to publish original material have to be submitted to the Archivist.

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Collection level description available on-line at the University of London Research Services website


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Archivist's note: Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: Apr 2008

Art history | Art theory | Arts
Medieval history | Historical periods
Decorative arts

Personal names
Kurth | Bettina Dorothea | 1878-1948 | née Kris | art historian

Corporate names