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Join leading expert, former V&A curator Tessa Murdoch in celebrating the publication of 'Europe Divided: Huguenot Refugee Art and Culture'. Tessa will be in discussion with Dominic Grieve, President of the Franco-British Society and Richard, Duke of Buccleuch, whose ancestors, the Dukes of Montagu, welcomed and patronised successive generations of Huguenot artists, craftsmen and designers.
Where did Huguenot creatives settle? Where can evidence of their creativity be seen today? Why is their diaspora so relevant for our times? The presentation will start in 16th century France and lead to 18th century America, introducing leading practitioners and their legacy.
Priority booking is currently open for Members and Patrons; general booking will open 19 November, subject to availability.
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