Study Day | Huguenot Craftspeople and the Visual Arts in Britain

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on May 2, 2023

From The Fitzwilliam:

Huguenot Craftspeople and the Visual Arts in Britain
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Monday, 15 May 2023

Paul de Lamerie, Silver Two-handled Cup and Cover, made in London, 1739–40 (Lent by Clare College, Cambridge).

In celebration of the display Refugee Silver: Huguenots in Britain, join us in person for a study day exploring the contributions of Huguenot craftspeople to the visual arts in Britain. Curators and experts will provide new perspectives on silver, ivories, prints, and portrait miniatures. Refreshments and lunch will be provided, included in the ticket price.


10.00  Tea and coffee

10.45  Welcome from Neal Spencer (Deputy Director for Collections & Research)

11.00  Session 1
• Women Huguenot Silversmiths and The Goldsmiths’ Company Collection — Frances Parton (Deputy Curator, The Goldsmiths’ Company)
• A New Look at Huguenot Silver — Miriam Hanid (Artist Silversmith)

12.00  Break

12.15  Session 2
• Making One’s Mark: Silver, Sugar, and Tea in 18th-Century Britain and Beyond — Chiedza Mhondoro (Assistant Curator, British Art, Tate)
• Cross-fertilisation: International Huguenot Connections between Goldsmiths and Watchmakers — Tessa Murdoch (Independent Scholar and Trustee of the Huguenot Museum)

13.15  Lunch and a chance to see the display Refugee Silver: Huguenots in Britain

14:15  Session 3
• Huguenot Printmakers in a Closet-Catholic’s Collection? The Prints of Lord Fitzwilliam (1745–1816) — Elenor Ling (Senior Curator, Prints & Drawings, The Fitzwilliam Museum)
• Huguenot Miniaturists: Isaac and Peter Oliver’s Influence on the Development of British Portrait Miniature Painting, 1580–1650, pre-recorded — Sophie Rhodes (PhD candidate, Department of History of Art, University of Cambridge)
• Carving Caricatures in Ivory: Huguenot or Not? — Victoria Avery (Keeper, European Sculpture & Decorative Arts, The Fitzwilliam Museum)


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