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Detail from 'Riverside, Beccles', Edward Walker, Museum no. E.2171-1949 Given by the Pilgrim Trust

Contemporary writing about Essex

To Initiate the Memory Maps project a group of leading contemporary writers were asked to begin the process of writing about Essex. They have responded to different works and images in a range of media: drawings, watercolours, oil sketches and portraits, as well as embroideries and wall-paper, clothes, silverware and carvings. It is hoped that they will inspire you to start making your own memory maps.

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Love and Freindship and Other Youthful Writings (Hardback)

Love and Freindship and Other Youthful Writings (Hardback)

Jane Austen's earliest writing dates from when she was just eleven years, and already shows the hallmarks of her mature work: wit, acute insight into …

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B.N. Goswamy - Matters of Detail: Indian painting seen from up close

Tue 12 January 2016, 18:30 – 19:30. Join Professor B.N. Goswamy, one of India’s most eminent art historians, as he reveals the exquisite detail of Indian paintings.

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Event - Lunchtime Lecture: Facing History - Contemporary Portraiture

Wed 02 March 2016 13:00–13:45

LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Gill Saunders, Senior Curator of Prints, will discuss Facing History: Contemporary Portraiture, a display of portraits by contemporary artists and photographers – including Julian Opie, Grayson Perry, Bettina von Zwehl and Tom Hunter.

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