This country has some of the greatest art collections in the world and, because so many are in private hands, we do not know much about them. Private collectors began to bring art into England at the start of the seventeenth century, and have since shaped the history of art in this country by their own taste and patronage. Helen Rosslyn has been on a quest to find out more about these collections and the people who built them. She will take us to Petworth to talk about Turner, to The Royal Holloway to look at Victorian art, to Wilton to learn more about the Pembrokes and Van Dyke, and to many others. In this illustrated talk, the stories of the great collections of Britain are told in a way that will both captivate and dazzle.
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