Special Events and Courses
Behind the Scenes in Conservation Thursday 15 March, 10am–1pm Cost: £15 per person A unique chance to discover more about the work of the Conservation Department. Hear a fascinating talk by Head of Conservation David Edge, followed by a visit ‘behind the scenes’ for a first-hand look at current conservation projects on furniture and metalwork. Strictly limited to 16 people.
Capo Ferro, Copyright: the Howard de Walden Library
Swordplay Saturdays 26 May, 7 July, 11 August & 15 September, 11.30am–5pm Come and enjoy historic sword-fighting and modern day fencing, ending the day with a swashbuckling film in the Lecture Theatre. Find out how a duel was fought and how a 21st-century fencer foils his or her opponent. There will be opportunities to try your hand at fencing with members from the British Fencing Association. For a full programme please refer to our website www.wallacecollection.org/WhatsOn
National Science and Engineering Week, 9 – 18 March 2012
The Science of Fakes and Forgeries Friday 9 March, 10am–1.30pm Cost: £12 Join Head of Conservation David Edge, conservator Juanita Navarro and metallurgist Alan Williams to find out how science has helped our curators and conservators to distinguish genuine medieval and Renaissance objects from clever 19th-century fakes and forgeries!
Dr Alan Williams
Booking essential on 020 7563 9527 or email@example.com
Frans Hals, The Laughing Cavalier, 1624, (detail) NEW! The Golden Age
of Dutch Art Fridays 27 April – 6 July (excluding 8 June), 11am–1.30pm Cost: £280, £258 concessions. Includes light refreshments each week. Booking: 020 7563 9527 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Led by art historian Hilary Williams this ten-week course will examine the art and culture of one of the world’s greatest periods of creativity. Through a combination of lectures and gallery talks students will learn about the founding of the Dutch Republic and how art came to occupy an important place in the lives of its people. Individual weeks will be spent exploring painting genres like landscape, still life, and portraiture through the work of artists such as Rembrandt, de Hooch and Frans Hals.
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