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The Fuentidueña Apse: A Journey from Castile to New York

This 28-minute documentary chronicles the dismantling of the twelfth-century apse from the church of San Martín in Fuentidueña, Spain, and its reconstruction at The Cloisters, between 1958 and 1961. The film combines archival footage of the apse shot in situ, commentary by noted historians of medieval Spain, and reminiscences fifty years later by members of the dismantling crew, to portray the history of this exquisite example of Romanesque architecture, part of an exchange loan agreement with the Spanish government.

May 2013 through May 2014 marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of The Cloisters.

Credits

Produced and Directed by
Christopher Noey
 
Editor
Jessica Glass
 
Director of Photography
Wayne De La Roche
 
Lighting Director
Ned Hallick
 
Dolly Grip and Jib Arm Operator
Kelly Richardson
 
Audio Recording
Brenda Ray
Thomas Myers
David Raymond
 
Archival Photography
Gonzalo Menéndez Pidal
 
Aerial Photography–Spain
Coyot Air
 
Aerial Photography–New York
Arnie Itzkowitz, Aerial Exposures
 
Time-Lapse Photography
Thomas Ling
Wilson Santiago
 
Research and
Production Consultant
Jeri Garbaccio
 
Post-Production Supervisor
Paul Caro
 
Audio Post Engineer
David Raymond
 
Music Supervisors
Elizabeth Weinfield
Nancy Wu
 
Animation and Graphic Design
Kevin Park
Natasha Mileshina
 
Rights and Permissions
Eileen Sullivan
Jeri Wagner
Julie Zeftel
 
This film was made possible by the extraordinary generosity and vision of Jeri Garbaccio in honor of The Cloisters Education Volunteers.
 
Produced by The Department of Digital Media
© 2013 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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