2019 House & Garden Theatre & Workshops

2019 Theatre & Workshops

Experts Theatre 2019

Mon 24 Jun 12:00 to 12:45

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Speakers:

Helen Ritchie
CURATOR OF MODERN APPLIED ARTS AT THE FITZWILLIAM MUSEUM, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

Presentation title

British Studio Pottery: A Concise History

An overview of the British Studio Pottery movement, exploring handmade pottery in Britain from the last decades of the nineteenth century to the present day, including the work of the Martin Brothers, Bernard Leach, Lucie Rie, Alison Britton and Grayson Perry.

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Mon 24 Jun 14:00 to 14:45

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Speakers:

Daniel Robbins
Senior Curator, Museums, The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Presentation title

The new Leighton House Museum: From Hidden Gem to National Treasure

Leighton House Museum, the spectacular former studio-house of eminent Victorian artist Frederic, Lord Leighton, is about to embark on the final phase of a monumental restoration project which commenced almost ten years ago, with phases 1 and 2 that aimed to reinstate the house interiors as Leighton knew them. The phase 3, the final one and the most ambitious, will culminate in 2021 to safeguard the long term future of the historic fabric, create much-needed new facilities and enhance the overall visitor experience.

Senior Curator, Daniel Robbins, will present details of the restoration from the outset and share a sneak peek of how the new Leighton House Museum will be presented to the public when it reopens in all its splendor.

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