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Family Activities: Summer Holiday FUN! Model a Monster or Breakfast in Bed?

Posted on 11 July 2008

Intriguing family activities at the Wallace Collection for the entire family

Create your own fantasy creature inspired by mythical creatures in ceramics, armour and furniture.Discover what it was like to have breakfast in the 18th Century! Artist Gayna Pelham will help you create the best ever breakfast using mono-print and collage.Other events include a Figures in Action Sculpture Workshop where you can create your own 3D mythical...

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Awards: Xanto Scoops the Prize!

Posted on 12 February 2008

At a ceremony in November 2007, the catalogue for our recent exhibition Xanto: Pottery-Painter, Poet, Man of the Italian Renaissance, beat 180 other entries to win the prestigious Axa/Art Newspaper Exhibition Catalogue of the Year Award. The judges praised the exhibition, curated by John Mallet, for its ‘sheer intellectual ambition’ and for its success in bringing a hitherto little-known Renaissance artist vividly to life.

The catal...

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François Anguier, The Borghese Dancers, 1642/3
François Anguier, The Borghese Dancers, 1642/3

Publications: New Catalogue of Sculpture Underway

Posted on 12 February 2008

The Wallace Collection is renowned for its series of scholarly catalogues of the collections, recent volumes of which include Sèvres Porcelain (1988), Pictures (1985–92) and Furniture (1995). The next major part of the Collection to be the subject of a specialized catalogue will be the important collection of sculpture, last catalogued by James Mann as long ago as 1931. Head Curator Jeremy Warren will be working over the next 3–5 years on the catalogue and, thanks t...

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Conservation: A Recently Conserved Fiedler Commode

Posted on 12 February 2008

A chest of drawers (commode) made c.1786 by the German cabinet-maker Johann Gottlob Fiedler (born c.1735) has recently returned to display in the West Gallery following conservation, which has revealed the fine detail of its neo-classical marquetry roundels, set off by elegant gilt-bronze mounts. The commode is one of an important group of commodes by Fiedler, others of which were made for patrons such as Crown Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Prussia, later...

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