Saturday, 23 November 2019 11am - 1pm (coffee from 10.30am) East India Club, 16 St James's Square, London SW1Y 4LH
The Annual General Meeting for the year ending 30 June 2019 will be held in the East India Club. Tickets for a sandwich lunch with a glass of wine, at the price of £20 per head, should be booked with the Events Secretary at least 7 days in advance
The Geffrye Museum of the Home is entering a new era. Currently closed for a huge £18million re-development, the ‘Unlocking the Geffrye’ project. Lucy Littlewood, Director of Development, will be giving us a sneaky peak of what we can expect to see when the doors reopen in spring next year. While the period rooms will remain, new spaces and galleries will be asking us to reveal and rethink the ways in which we live in order to live better together.
English Heritage is engaged in a major project to conserve and re-present the 18th-century Palladian villa, Marble Hill House in Twickenham. Dr Esmé Whittaker, Curator of Collections & Interiors will focus on the conservation of a marble-topped pier table with peacock carving placing it in the context of the wider re-display plans. The table, which was rediscovered in Australia in 1987, was one of four side tables made for Marble Hill's Great Room in c.1730. English Heritage has also commissioned a newly carved replica table to be displayed alongside the historic example.
Leela Meinertas, Curator, V&A, will give an update from the V&A.
Full details on the meeting and all accompanying talks will be published in the November Newsletter and on the FHS website.
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