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Tuesday 13th June 2017
Burghley House, Lincolnsire

Founded by the Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, Burghley House is one of the main examples of sixteenth-century English Elizabethan architecture, reflecting the prominence of its founder and is still lived in by the Cecil family. Its state rooms are remodelled in the baroque style, with carvings by Grinling Gibbons. Amongst the art there are portraits of the Cecil family, Elizabeth I, and her father Henry VIII.

Burghley House
Burghley House


Thursday 23 November 2017
The Story of Russian Art, Dr Rosamund Bartlett - At Park Farm Hotel, Hethersett

The Special Interest Day will seek to unravel the mysteries and great beauty of Russian Art from the medieval icons produced by the Orthodox Church to the pioneering abstract icons of the early 20th century avant-garde. We will also look at the most important achievements of the nation's greatest painters and the day will culminate in a celebration of the Russian art on the eve of the 1917 Revolution.

Rosamund presented the popular lecture last Christmas on “Father Frost and Old New Year: Christmas Traditions in Russia”. She specialises in the comparative study of art, music and literature, and is the author of biographies of Tolstoy and Chekhov. She has lectured at the V&A, the National Theatre, and broadcasts regularly on the BBC.

Burghley House
Kustodiev's 'Merchant Wife', 1918.
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