Meet The Expert
Meet The Expert
Each month a member of the Curatorial Department explores their specialist area of the Collection in four different ways.
The month begins with a short online Gallery Trail highlighting a handful of unmissable objects from the Wallace Collection. Works in Context is a longer article explaining the meaning of those objects within a larger social or historical context, and sets the scene for Expert’s Choice, a short film that delves deeply into the story behind one object. The works of art, why they are important, and their histories are explored more in a free online public lecture on the third Thursday of the month.
Félix Zorzo: The Ground Colours of Sèvres Porcelain
This month, our Curatorial Assistant Félix Zorzo delves into the wide range of ground colours used by the Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory in eighteenth-century Paris. From deep blue to bright pink, the intensity and variety of colours with which Sèvres artisans covered their creations set them apart from competitors, and helped establish a particularly French style.
You can join Félix Zorzo in our upcoming free online lecture, The Ground Colours of Sèvres Porcelain, on Thursday 15 April 2021 at 13.00 for a journey through the spectrum of Sèvres ground colours.
Suzanne Higgott: Venetian Glass in the Wallace Collection
This month, our Curator of Glass, Limoges Painted Enamels, Earthenware and Early Furniture, Suzanne Higgott, will be exploring the Venetian Glass of the Wallace Collection and the history of its popularity with nineteenth-century collectors in two exciting new entries into the series.
Natalia Muñoz-Rojas: Philip IV’s Court
Our Enriqueta Harris Frankfort Curatorial Assistant, Natalia Muñoz-Rojas, explores the Wallace Collection's masterpieces attributed to Velázquez and his school, the history behind the Habsburgs and the Spanish Empire, and the splendid artworks of the Court of Philip IV.
Helen Jacobsen: Riesener in the Nineteenth Century
Our Curator of French Eighteenth-Century Decorative Arts, Dr Helen Jacobsen, explores Riesener's masterworks currently housed at the Wallace Collection, as well as the appetite for Riesener's craftsmanship in the nineteenth-century Collector's market. Tune into Dr Helen Jacobsen's free online lecture, Copies, Fakes and Reproductions: A closer look at works in the Wallace Collection, now live on YouTube.
Tobias Capwell: Armour as Renaissance Art
Curator of Arms and Armour, Dr Tobias Capwell, explores the materials and techniques found in the breath-taking European Armouries as well as taking us on a tour of some of the greatest armours on display in the Collection in his digital trail, Armour as Renaissance Art.