A Golden Age for Stained Glass – art or craft?
29th March 2017
A study of late C19th and early C20th stained glass, style, content, context and iconography. This is a return visit following Michael’s highly successful visit last year. It will be of particular interest to church recorders as well as to anyone with an interest in, and love of, late Victorian, Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts stained glass.
Until recently the stained glass adviser to the Diocese of Truro, Michael has for over 10 years been much in demand for his lectures and study days on stained glass. Michael has researched into, and written extensively about, stained glass, including producing the definitive work on the windows of Truro Cathedral. His work to date can be found at cornishstainedglass.org.uk.
Image: Edward Burne-Jones The Marriage of Tristram and Isoude Les Blanches Mains [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Chinese Imperial Court textiles of the Qing Dynasty 1644-1911.
October 25th 2017
David Rosier will lead us through the Court Costume and Dress Accessories worn by Chinese Imperial family and senior Civil and Military Officials.
There will be a display of items from the Wendy and David Rosier collection of Qing Dynasty textiles plus dress accessories.
Booking opens at the June and September lectures
David Rosier is a chartered insurer by profession. He spent over 25 years living and working in Asia. While living in Hong Kong from 1991 to 2004 he assembled a collection of approximately 700 predominantly Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) Imperial textiles and related costume accessories. David is a past Committee Member of the Hong Kong Society and a frequent speaker on Imperial Insignia and Badges of Rank.
Image: Golden pheasant rank badge, 2nd rank civil servant, silk tapestry with painted details. China, Qing Dynasty, late 18th – early 19th century. Denver Art Museum. By Unknown – Denver Art Museum, Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Study Days in 2018.
25th April : Atkinson Grimshaw with Tim Stimson
3rd October : Victorian and Art Nouveau Jewellery with Susan Rumfitt