I recently wrote a piece about eighteenth century architectural styles - in particular a style called Palladianism - at Preston Manor in Brighton. The short article was written for Brighton Museums, and is available to read on their website here. Enjoy!
Over on my social media I have been sharing a series called #AnArtworkADay. Once a week, I'm collecting together the artworks I have shared in a blog post. You can view the first week of #AnArtworkADay here, and today's blog post shares the second week of the series. Day 8: Hiroshige, Plum Garden at Kameido, … Continue reading #AnArtworkADay – Week 2
While he was Director of the National Gallery, the art historian Neil MacGregor said that 'art is not a luxury, but a necessity, a proper part of daily life'. Art is good for the eyes, enriches the soul, and in these trying times visual imagery is more important than ever. Over on my social media, … Continue reading #AnArtworkADay – Week 1
Further to my previous blog post called Of Talks and Tours, this is a quick post to let you know that sadly I have had to cancel my Walking Tour on 25 April. This is in line with the government's implementations of social distancing regulations, and all ticket holders have been contacted. Other dates are … Continue reading Walking tours
If you thought staying at home would make it difficult to explore museums and art galleries, then think again! A whole host of museums, galleries and heritage sites all over the world have made virtual tours available online. This means you can enjoy your fix of art and culture, all from the comfort of your … Continue reading Exploring Museums from Home
I'm very sad to be sharing the below update about my upcoming talks and one of my tours. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Brighton Museums are closed until further notice. This means my talks at the Royal Pavilion, taking place on April 2 and April 23 respectively, are no longer going ahead … Continue reading Of Talks and Tours
A quick reminder that my next talk, 'Many Painters in Canton: Chinese Export Paintings at the Royal Pavilion', takes place at 12pm on Thursday 5 March. In this talk, I'll be exploring two sets of Chinese export paintings acquired by Brighton Museums in the 1980s. These were intended for display the Royal Pavilion, and we're … Continue reading Exploring Chinese Export Paintings – upcoming talk