Colour Revolution Curator's Talk for Members

Matthew Winterbottom, Ashmolean Assistant Keeper and Curator of Decorative Arts and Sculpture
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16:00 - 17:00
Ashmolean Museum - Online Talk
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An Exclusive Online Talk (via Zoom) for Members of the Ashmolean

Booking is required
Tickets are £10

Ashmolean curator Matthew Winterbottom will talk about the ground-breaking Colour Revolution exhibition and research project that challenges widely held perceptions that the Victorian age was dark and gloomy.

Paintings, sculptures, furniture, textiles, and jewellery by major Victorian artists and designers will show that this was in fact one of the most colourful periods in British history.

As well as reviving the rich colours of the ancient and medieval past, of the Middle East, India, China and Japan, artists and designers embraced the new vivid hues which technological and scientific advances made possible.

The talk will be available to watch live on Zoom and a recording will be shared with ticketholders on request, following the event.