Lecture – Sunday, 1 November 2020, 19:00 – Dr Francesca Vanke – ‘A rich stone table inlaid’: the Paston collection and the re-discovery of the pietre dure table-top

We are again grateful to the Furniture History Society for their kindness in inviting RFS members to the latest in their series of free online lectures:

The Furniture History Society invites you to the latest in our series of free online lectures:

Dr Francesca Vanke

Senior Curator and Keeper of Fine and Decorative Art

(Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery)

‘A rich stone table inlaid’: the Paston collection and the re-discovery of the pietre dure table-top
 
 
Sunday, 1 November 2020, 19:00 (BST)
 
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Pietre dure tabletop, circa 1625, with coats of arms, 1638

Francesca Vanke FSA is a Senior Curator and Keeper of Fine and Decorative Art at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery.  She gained her BA in classics from Oxford, and an MA in art conservation and a PhD in history from Camberwell College of Art.  Her academic speciality is the history of collecting and orientalism, but she researches a wide range of related subjects.  Her studies have most recently included seventeenth century art, material culture and alchemy, working towards exhibitions on Rembrandt, and The Paston Treasure, for Norwich Castle She is particularly interested in interdisciplinary research.  

For more details, including a short summary of this lecture and instructions for joining the meeting, please click here.