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Objects of Desire and Delight
The Friends of the Museum in the Park invite lovers of art and design to a special charity fundraising event on Thursday 11 June.
An evening lecture called 'Objects of Desire' will be presented by art and design historian Jacq Barber, with all proceeds supporting the Walled Garden appeal.
Guests will be treated to complimentary drinks, a chance to enjoy the Museum displays and Terence Millington exhibition 'after hours' and also, after the lecture, a rare chance to take a peek into the Walled Garden and see the award-winning new Learning Pavilion.
'Objects connect us to the past', explains Jacq Barber 'From the products we've used to the clothes we've worn, whether mundane or remarkable, they all reflect the world in which they were created and consumed. This lecture explores why certain things have become ‘design classics'. Those objects which over time have become timeless, from the London tube map to the mini skirt and a plastic chair. Every object tells a story - so come and discover a few of them!'
Jacq Barber is a freelance writer and lecturer with a particular interest in British design from the late Victorian period to the post war years. She has a first-class honours degree in the History of Design from Brighton University and a post graduate MA from the Royal College of Art / V&A course in the History of Design. She has worked for Bonhams auctioneers, the V&A and, more recently, the National Trust. She has just published a book for the National Trust about garden design.
Her lecture is also a 'taster' for a part-time course organised by SGS College. 'History of Decorative Art and Design' will take place at the Museum this Autumn. The course focuses on design in Britain from the 18th century through to the 1970s, and several sessions will include a chance to examine objects from the Museum stores.
For bookings and further information call the Museum on 01453 763394.
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