This short talk by Sally Goodsir, Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts, will look at the importance of the River Thames to London in the early eighteenth century, using the extensive Canaletto panoramas to bring to life some of the sights, sounds and ... Read more about Short talk - Royal River
'My Picture was my Stage and men and women my actors'. William Hogarth's A Harlot's Progress was the first of his printed 'modern moral subjects', which were to prove wildly popular. This talk by Kate Heard, Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings, will ... Read more about Short talk - Hogarth and the Harlot
This talk by Adelaide Izat, Paintings Conservator, traces the conservation and restoration of Maratti's Annunciation. Removal of discoloured varnish and overpaint has revealed the true quality of the painting and its relationship with other versions. ... Read more about Short talk - A Copper Uncovered
Early Georgian society developed a huge appetite for luxury goods – for fashionable porcelain, gold snuff boxes, elaborately rococo silver and the newest designs in fabric, fans and other accessories. Many were sold in 'toy shops' of the period – ... Read more about Short talk - 'A thing of more show than use'