John Wood the Elder’s drawing instruments – Museum of Bath Architecture
Lecture | Countess of Huntingdon Chapel
Monday 26 September 2016 - 14:00 until 16:00
Event starts with a walk leaving from the centre of the circus.
Amy Frost, Director of Museum of Bath Architecture, has kindly agree to host a bespoke visit to the museum, to celebrate the recent purchase of John Wood the Elder’s drawing instruments, which was substantially supported by the Art Fund. The instruments were made by the leading 18th century mathematical instrument maker, Thomas Heath. The visit will start in the centre of the circus with a short walking tour of Bath to view some of the iconic buildings designed by John Wood the Elder and his son. Amy will talk about the architectural ideas behind their buildings and their influence on town planning. Returning to the museum, after light refreshments, Amy will give a brief introduction to the museum and then will bring out the drawing instruments and John Wood’s book of drawings to view and talk about their provenance, history and purchase.
There will be time to look round the rest of the exhibits. This promises to be a very interesting afternoon. The venue is accessible however please note there is a walking tour.
This event has been organised by the Bristol and Bath Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.