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FULLY BOOKED - Whistler, nature and science: a study day

Monday 11 March: 10:30am - 4:30pm

Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street, CB2 1RB

The Anglo-American James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) is one of the world’s best known 19th century artists. Less well known is the interaction of nature and science in his work and thought.

This study day begins with the opportunity to be guided round the exhibition Whistler and Nature by the art historian who conceived the show, Dr Patricia de Montfort from Glasgow University.

There will then be illustrated talks by several experts including Patricia and her colleague and catalogue contributor Prof. Clare A P Willsdon, Dr Polly Blakesley, Head of the Department of History of Art in Cambridge, and Caroline Ikin, a garden historian.

The Study Day will be chaired by Prof. David Ingram, OBE, ScD, VMH, FRSE, former Regius Keeper (Director) of the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, former Master of St Catharine's College in Cambridge, and now Honorary Professor in the Universities of Edinburgh and Lancaster.

Day includes tea or coffee on arrival, lunch and afternoon tea.

Booking Information

Telephone number:
01223 357851

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Age: Adults, Exhibition, Talk, Tour, Arrive on time, £12.50