LECTURE ON JEWELLERY IN THE AGE OF QUEEN VICTORIA TO BE DELIVERED BY JUDY RUDOE, JEWELLERY EXPERT FROM THE BRITISH MUSEUM, ON 2ND NOVEMBER 2011 AT 6.30PM AT THE PHOENICIA HOTEL, VALLETTA
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Maltese cross filigree necklace, 19th century, from the Palazzo Falson Jewellery Collection
The general public is invited to a lecture, entitled Jewellery in the Age of Queen Victoria: a mirror to the world to be delivered by published jewellery expert and award winning author, Judy Rudoe at the Phoenicia Hotel, Valletta on Wednesday 2nd November at 6.30pm. Attendance is free of charge but bookings will not be taken as seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Judy Rudoe has worked at the British Museum since 1974, specialising in jewellery, together with 19th and 20th century decorative arts. In 1984 she co-authored the two-volume Catalogue of the Hull Grundy Gift of Jewellery to the British Museum. In 1997 she organised the exhibition Cartier 1900-1939 at the British Museum and wrote the accompanying catalogue. Her latest book, Jewellery in the Age of Queen Victoria: a mirror to the world, co-authored with Charlotte Gere, was published in 2010, and won the 2011 William MB Berger Prize for British Art History.
This is the fourth in a series of talks by specialists on historical and art historical themes, which are being organized for the general public by Palazzo Falson in conjunction with Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti.
Previous talks in the series included:
Oriental Carpets, their design and construction by Ms Jennifer Wearden, Victoria & Albert Museum (Nov 2008)
500 Years of the Watch by David Thompson, British Museum (Nov 2009)
The History of Fans by Hélène Alexander MBE, The Fan Museum (Nov 2010)
(Listen to the recording of the talks by clicking on the links above)
Palazzo Falson has a significant collection of antique jewellery of both Maltese and foreign origin. Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti’s forthcoming exhibition will focus on antique jewellery in Malta.