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Season 2021/22

15
September
2021

Live Online lecture: Beethoven at 250 - Classical Music's Greatest Revolutionary, by Sandy Burnett

To mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven, born in December 1770,

Sandy...

To mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven, born in December 1770,
Sandy Burnett guides us through the life and work of this...

27
October
2021

Live Online lecture: From Downton to Gatsby - Jewellery and Fashion from 1890 to 1929 by Andrew Prince

For the series and film Downton Abbey, Andrew Prince was commissioned to make many jewels for the...

Jewellery and Fashion are often seen as two entirely separate and distinct fields of design, but this is very far from the case. In his talk, Andrew...

24
November
2021

Live Online lecture: Peggy Guggenheim, By Alexandra Epps

This lecture is about the ‘poor little rich girl’ who changed the face of the twentieth-century art,...

Not only was Peggy Guggenheim ahead of her time but she was the woman who helped define it. She discovered and nurtured a new generation of artists...

12
January
2022

Zoom Online lecture: "Snow and Ice, Holland Frozen in Time", By Jane Choy-Thurlow

Join the Mauritshuis docent, Jane Choy-Thurlow, via a video conference call, as she enlightens us...

Whereas nowadays Dutch winters tend to be rather mild, in the 17th century there were lengthy periods of frost. Unfortunately, old-fashioned Dutch...

23
February
2022

Zoom Online lecture: Salvador Dali, 20th centuryRenaissance artist; By Julia Musgrave

‘The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret’ – Salvador Dalí’

Like the Renaissance artists he admired, Salvador Dalí did not restrict his creative output to painting but was also a writer, poet, engraver,...

30
March
2022

Beauty in Truth – the past, present and future of Botanical Illustrations, By Timothy Walker

This talk looks at the history of botanical illustration from drawings made on rocks 20,000 years...

Many people now carry a phone with a camera capable of taking very high-quality pictures, and yet the painting of botanical specimens persists with...

06
April
2022

Looking over the Artist`s Shoulder: Italian Sketchbook of J.M.W. Turner, By Nicola Moorby

During the 18th and 19th centuries Italy was the country of every artist' dreams. This lecture...

Nicola Moorby is an independent art historian specialising in British art of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She studied at the...

01
May
2022

May Outing 2022

Date and venue to be announced

01
June
2022

"The Gate of Heroes” - On the China Trail, by Lars Tharp

From the mountains of Jiangxi province in far-off China, down river, over lake and mountain, and...

Luxury for the rich created by the effort of millions. Each year in the 1600s and 1700s millions of pieces - services, vases and ornamental wares -...