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Lecture: Going for Gold: Snuff Taking, Fashion and Accessories, by Tessa Murdoch

Timeline

5-6 pm Explore the Mansion and special exhibition, Passion of the EmpressA Hillwood curator will be stationed in the Mansion to help you explore more about this evening's topic.

6-7 pm Lecture in the Visitor Center Theater

7 pm Book Signing of Going for Gold: Craftsmanship and Collecting of Gold Boxes

 

About the Speaker

Tessa Murdoch is the Deputy Keeper of Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics and Glass at the V&A. She curated the Sacred Silver and Stained Glass Galleries (2005) and the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Galleries (2009) as well as the recent exhibition Treasures of the Royal Courts: Tudors, Stuarts and the Russian Tsars (2013). Previously, she was Senior Assistant Keeper of the Tudor and Stuart Department at the Museum of London where she organised the exhibitions Treasures and Trinkets: Jewellery in London from Pre-history to 1914London Silver 1680-1780 and The Quiet Conquest: The Huguenots 1685-1985.  Tessa's most recent publications are Treasures of the Royal Courts: Tudors, Stuarts and the Russian Tsars (V&A, 2013), with Olga Dmitrieva of the Moscow Kremlin Museum and Going for Gold: Craftsmanship and Collecting of Gold Boxes (Sussex Academic Press, 2014), with Heike Zech of the V&A. 

Lectures and Talks

Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 9:45am

Engage with people and ideas through programs that explore historic themes with contemporary thinkers. Encounter works of art up close in the intimate and personalized spaces of Hillwood’s Mansion and Gardens during gallery talks. 

Delve deeper into intriguing topics of art, fashion, design, and history with Hillwood’s curators, horticulturists, staff, distinguished experts, and international scholars, at study days, lectures and book talks.

  • Courtesy of the Gilbert Collection, Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Courtesy of the Gilbert Collection, Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Courtesy of the Gilbert Collection, Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Courtesy of the Gilbert Collection, Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Courtesy of the Gilbert Collection, Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Courtesy of the Gilbert Collection, Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Courtesy of the Gilbert Collection, Victoria and Albert Museum