The Art Fund Annual Lecture - Private Loss and Public Gain: London and the Collecting of Old Masters by Christopher Lloyd

The lecture takes place in the Town Close Auditorium at Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery. Christopher Lloyd is a Trustee of the Art Fund, a Governor of Gainsborough’s House, Trustee of the Living Paintings Trust, the President of NADFAS and has previously held the posts of Assistant Keeper, Ashmolean Museum, and Surveyor of the Queen’s Pictures. Christopher is also Chairman of the Regional Development Group of The Art Fund which has the objective of increasing the effectiveness of our regional teams.

Christopher Lloyd will examine three particular moments when a high concentration of outstanding collections of old master paintings could be found in Central London. They were the first half of the 17th century, the years following the French Revolution culminating in the Napoleonic Wars, and the beginning of the 20th Century. On each occasion these collections provided a catalyst for the development of taste in art and influenced painters and critics. Christopher will examine the impact of these high concentrations on the development of public and royal art collections, the art market and the dispersal of art beyond the UK.

The Castle Museum and Art Gallery is adjacent to the Castle Mall Car Park. Park at levels J-N for the Castle. Exit on foot at level N. You will need to return to Level J to pay after the event. There is late night shopping this evening in Norwich and Park and Ride operates until 8.30pm.

This is a joint venture with Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery and we shall take the opportunity to promote the Art Fund to the public. Bring your Friends

Venue information

Opening times

2 Jan – 29 Jun, 1 Oct – 31 Dec
Mon – Sat, 10am – 4.30pm
Sun, 1 – 4.30pm

30 Jun – 30 Sept
Mon – Sat, 10am – 5pm
Sun, 1 – 5pm

Closed 1 Jan, 24 – 26 Dec

Entry details

10 including a glass of wine and nibbles. Apply to John Brasier, 01603 438031 6.15pm
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