Brunswick Room, The Guildhall, High St., Bath BA1 5AW
Saturday, 17 November 2018
11am - 1pm, tour at approx. 2.15pm
The Annual General Meeting for the year ending 30 June 2018 will be held in the Brunswick Room at the Guildhall, Bath. The AGM will start at 11.00am (coffee from 10.30am)
Admission to the AGM is free, but all members wishing to attend should notify the Events Secretary at least seven days in advance. Further information about the day will be sent via email nearer the time to all those who have registered their attendance.
The British and Irish Furniture Makers Online (BIFMO) database is in the process of being enhanced with new information and the Institute of Historical Research is developing an advanced search option to allow for complex and detailed searches of the online resource. Dr Laurie Lindey will update us both on the development of the database and on ongoing researchwhich will generate case studies, biographies, and interactive material for publication on the BIFMO database and website.
Dr Jenny Saunt, who joined the V&A’s Furniture, Textiles and Fashion Department in December, will give a brief update on her work in the new role of Curatorial Research Fellow, which was created with support of the Oliver Ford Trust and focuses on British furniture of the late eighteenth century.
Matt Thompson, Head Collections Curator, English Heritage will speak on ‘English Heritage: From Rutupiae to Rembrandt. An Introduction to the Scope and Scale of the National Heritage Collection.’
Leela Meinertas, Curator, V&A, will speak on displays she has organised at the V&A of drawings by Thomas Chippendale in celebration of his 300th anniversary.
Tickets for a cold buffet lunch with a glass of wine should be booked at least seven days in advance.
The meeting will be followed by a private, furniture-orientated tour at the Holburne Museum, led by their Decorative Arts Curator Catrin Jones. The tour is free, but members must register their attendance at least seven days in advance with the Events Secretary.
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