Private Tour: The Waddesdon Collection at the British Museum - The Courtauld Institute of Art

Private Tour: The Waddesdon Collection at the British Museum

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Private Tour: The Waddesdon Collection at the British Museum

The British Museum, Great Russell St, London

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  • Thursday 8 October 2015
    PLEASE NOTE: This Date Has Passed
    8:30 am - 10:00 am

    The British Museum, Great Russell St, London, WC1B 3DG

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  • Dora Thornton - The British Museum

An introduction by curator Dora Thornton and private view of the new Waddesdon Bequest at the British Museum, which has been made possible by the generosity of the Rothschild Foundation. The Waddesdon Bequest is a collection of nearly 300 objects, left to the Museum in 1898 by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild and it consists of exceptionally important and beautiful medieval and Renaissance pieces as well as a number of 19th century fakes.  Featuring a superb collection of nearly 300 objects that were left to the British Museum in 1898 by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild, it consists of exceptionally important and beautiful medieval and Renaissance pieces, as well as a number of 19th-century fakes.

Please note that booking is required for all events. To book please contact scs@courtauld.ac.uk or call +44 (0)20 3751 0543 . Invitations and event confirmations will be emailed to members a week prior to the event.

If you are not a SCS member, but would like to join in order to attend these events, please contact Kate Knight on kate.knight@courtauld.ac.uk / +44 (0)20 3751 0545 or join online.

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