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TALK

Andrew Graham-Dixon

"Celebrating Europe 1600-1815"

The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

19th February 2016

As part of the major V&A’s ongoing redevelopment programme, the leading arts historian Andrew Graham-Dixon will speak on the highlights of the V&A’s magnificent new galleries “Europe: 1600-1815” on the 19th February at The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre between 18.30 – 19.30.

The seven new European Galleries (opened December 2015), displays 1,100 artefacts covering the period 1600-1815, taken from the Museum’s unrivalled collection of 17th-and 18th-century European art and design, includes spectacular textiles, fashion, painting, sculpture, ceramics, glass, furniture, metal work to prints and books, including important new acquisitions and major conservation projects within the historical context of the dominant styles of the period made by Europe’s finest artists and craftsmen for the leaders of taste such as Louis XIV, Marie Antoinette, Catherine the Great and Napoleon and the continent’s historic global market.

Event details:

Friday 19 February, 18:30– 19:30.

The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, V&A, Cromwell Rd, London, SW7 2RL.

Andrew Graham-Dixon is a regular contributor to BBC’s Culture Show, and a presenter of documentaries on Caravaggio, The Art of Spain and The Art of Eternity.

Tickets

Full £10

Concession £7

For more information or book tickets, visit the V&A website here

Image : Courtesy of the BBC