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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  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

  • Free event

Lunchtime Lecture: Between Two Worlds photo

Join the curators and conservators behind the Between Two Worlds display – which presents portraits of two gentlemen scholars created 280 years apart – as they 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.

Contributing V&A colleagues include: Jo Norman - Director Research, The National Art Library and Archives; Donata Miller - Assistant Curator, Africa and Diaspora; Jenny Gaschke - Senior Curator of Paintings and Drawings and Lucia Burgio - Lead Conservation Scientist. The discussion will be chaired by Janet Browne, V&A Academy Senior Producer for Audience Development.

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