Private Tour: The Waddesdon Collection at the British Museum
The British Museum, Great Russell St, London
Thursday 8 October 2015
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8:30 am - 10:00 am
The British Museum, Great Russell St, London, WC1B 3DG
- 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.
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