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Venice in Trust Venetian Stories from National Trust Properties

10th Kirker Venice in Peril Fund Summer Lecture: A fascinating journey of discovery through some National Trust Properties with Helen Ghosh


A fascinating journey of discovery through some National Trust Properties with Helen Ghosh, looking at Venetian treasures in the Trust’s care and the stories of those who collected and commissioned them. As well as souvenirs from the Grand Tour, the Trust looks after the collections of an apprentice to Canaletto’s agent, a Venetian aristocrat turned Red Cross nurse and an exile who filled a country house with art from the Republic.

The National Trust is the custodian of over 350 historic houses and gardens: the works of art they contain include a huge variety of Venetian paintings, sculptures and decorative arts. Helen Ghosh became Director-General of the National Trust in 2012, having held appointments in a number of government departments, most recently as Permanent Secretary at the Home Office. She studied Modern History and 6th-century Italian History at Oxford University


Speaker(s):

Dame Helen Ghosh | talks

 

Date and Time:

12 May 2015 at 7:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Royal Geographical Society
1 Kensington Gore
London
SW7 2AR
020 7501 3000
http://www.rgs.org
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Organised by:

Venice in Peril
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Tickets:

£20 (to include a glass of prsecco before the lecture)

Available from:

http://www.veniceinperil.org/ tel. 020 7736 6891, or by sending a cheque to the Venice in Peril Fund, 11 Hurlingham Studios, Ranelagh Gardens, London SW6 3PA

Additional Information:

Doors open 6pm, lecture begins 7pm. Tickets include a glass of prosecco before the lecture.

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