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Manolo Blahnik Talk Series: The Collector

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Manolo Blahnik Talk Series: The Collector

Manolo Blahnik Talk Series: The Collector

The Wallace Collection is now one of London’s great national museums but originally it was a private collection. The fifth talk in the Manolo Blahnik series, will explore the different approaches to collecting and the motivations that lie behind it, investigating what drives an individual to collect and the significance of both public and private collections – and how we bring them to life.

Sir Richard Wallace, one of the great cultural luminaries of his time, was among the most important collectors of the nineteenth century. A man at the heart of the international art market, the diverse and idiosyncratic works of art he acquired reflect a real passion for collecting and provide an insight into his eclectic tastes. Whether a personal passion or commercial enterprise, we will explore the resonance and value of collections and the treasures within them.


Our speakers include leading milliner, Stephen Jones OBE; fashion journalist and critic, Alexander Fury; Frieze Director, Victoria Siddall; art dealer, curator and founder of Soft Opening, Antonia Marsh and will be moderated by Ada de Wit from the Wallace Collection. Consisting of practitioners across the worlds of fashion and art, who either work with collectors on a regular basis or collect themselves, the panel will discuss their experience, observations, motives and collecting obsessions.


Your ticket includes an exclusive after hours view of the exhibition An Enquiring Mind: Manolo Blahnik at the Wallace Collection and a glass of wine. The exhibition and drinks will be available from 5.30pm to 7pm only. The panel discussion will begin at 7pm sharp. 

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Date & Times

Date Start Time End Time
10/07/2019 19:00 20:00

Ticket Information

Ticket type Price
Manolo Blahnik evening talk £20
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