Walton and Hersham

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Walton and Hersham


These special interest days take place at the Riverhouse in Walton and normally take the form of two lectures in the morning followed by lunch. A further lecture or discussion follows in the afternoon.

Tuesday, 19th March 2013

David Batty  

A Day in the Life of the Antiques Roadshow

David Batty

David Batty has been with the Antiques Roadshow since it began and was Director of Sothebys from 1976 to 1999. He is primarily an expert in porcelain and glass and would welcome objects to identify and discuss on the day. He asks that no furniture, pictures or jewellery are brought on the day.



Tuesday, 24th September 2013

Alphonse Mucha, Job

Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939), Job, 1898

Art Deco and its Influence on Design

Peter Darty

Peter Darty is the Head of Interior Design History at the KLC School. He has been working in interior design for over 30 years. He studied history and art in UK and Italy. He worked at Sotheby’s, and has subsequently combined lecturing and with design work. Prior to joining the KLC, Peter lectured at the V&A Museum, Chelsea School of Art and the Inchbald School of Design.

For the last session of the day Peter would like participants to bring Art Deco pieces for discussion. These can be anything including furniture, pottery, porcelain, ivory figures, bronze figures, silver, enamels, textiles, costumes, jewellery, books, paintings, prints, glass and so on. If the item is too large you may bring a photograph.



Tuesday, 10th December 2013

Rosemary and Philip Banham with their magic lantern  

A Victorian Christmas through the Magic Lantern

Philip and Rosemary Banham After a career in education Philip lectured in art galleries, the Royal Society and arts festivals. He uses three magic lanterns and recordings made in conjunction with the BBC.