Lecture: 'Royal Worcester - Pattern Books, Painters and Pots' by Wendy Cook

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This lecture has been arranged by the Friends of Herefordshire Museums & Arts who have invited The Art Fund to join them.

Richard William Binns, Managing Director of Royal Worcester from 1851 to 1897, collected not only porcelain but also records, drawings, prints and photographs relating to its manufacture at Worcester. He also continued and expanded a detailed system for recording the thousands of designs made under his direction: a system which was maintained for over 150 years. These records were not just stored away but regularly used by generations of craftsmen and designers. They contain a wealth of information about changes in fashion and culinary etiquette and information of historical importance about special order from customers such as HM the Queen. A cache of these unique documents was donated to Worcester Porcelain Museum with the assistance of the Fund to mark the 40th Anniversary of NADFAS.

The present Curator, Wendy Cook, will give a lecture on the archives, which are open for ‘behind the scenes’ private visits by small groups.

This event is open to members and their guests but limited to 40 places (first come, first served). Art Fund members who also belong to the Friends should apply directly to the Friends for their tickets.

Venue details

Holmer Parish Centre
Holmer Hereford Herefordshire