Lunchtime Lecture: Between Two Worlds

This talk is part of the V&A Academy Lunchtime Lecture Series. No booking is required.

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  • Thursday, 22 June 2023

  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

  • Free event

Lunchtime Lecture: Between Two Worlds photo

The curators and conservators behind the Between Two Worlds display – which presents portraits of two gentlemen scholars created 280 years apart – discuss their approaches. Pairing Francis Williams and Vanley Burke side-by-side for the first time, the display examines how histories are narrated, and notions of Britishness and Jamaican-ness as expressed through the lives we create and the objects that are significant to us. In this behind-the-scenes talk, the team take you on virtual tour of the extraordinary archive created by Vanley Burke, and through the surface of the painting of Francis Williams.

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