For information about the programme or on individual lectures contact: 01963 350 132.
Lectures with high quality illustrations start at 11.00am.
Coffee is served from 10.15am.
Georgia O’Keeffe in New Mexico
This colourful lecture explores the relationship between an extraordinary American painter and New Mexico that she visited for the first time in 1929 and lived there permanently after World War II.
Preserving our Ecclesiastical Textile Heritage
Our ecclesiastical heritage is unique, dating back to the time of St. Cuthbert. The beauty and wealth of exquisite embroidery in our churches is generally unrecognised. This lecture outlines both the historical background and how treatments undertaken by a Textile Conservator preserve and restore these items to continue their use and provide visual pleasure.
How to Read the English Country Church – Part 1
Covering the pre-Christian era to the Tudors
Foreigners in London: 1520 – 1677
The Artists who changed the course of British Art – Holbein, van Dyck, Peter Lely, Rubens and many others. Why were foreign painters preferred by the aristocracy and why did they come to London in the first place?
A Right Royal Christmas
How our Royal families have celebrated Christmas through the ages.
Basingstoke and Its Contribution to World Culture
Distinguished only by its numerous roundabouts and absurd Modernist architecture this is a hilarious lecture that neatly illustrates the ugliest episode in England’s architectural history.
Raphael of Urbino
Artist and Architect
Art not Words. Woman’s Suffrage – how Art and Design helped the Cause
Art and design supported the aims of the suffrage movement through diverse artistic media such as paintings, posters, cartoons, lapel badges, jewellery and wall-hangings. This lecture examines a range of works that made a difference.
The Ultimate Renaissance Ruler and Art Collector (1735 – 1796) – paintings, porcelain, jade, textiles, enamelling, ivory carvings and snuff bottles.
Symbols, Emblems and “Double-entendre” in Dutch Genre Painting. The merchants of seventeenth century Holland filled their houses with paintings. A favourite subject was scenes of everyday life; depicting behaviour both good ---- and bad.
Please note 10:30 start - AGM