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As part of this years Association for Art History conference we invite you to converse, share and read art from the perspective of depicting old age.

Join Art Educator Jon Sleigh to explore the idealisation in art of the elderly as ‘sweet’, ‘charming’ or ‘cute’ and consider if ageing depicted in art can be more than chocolate box Victorian sweetness.

We’ll consider tender, dignified and real images of what it means to age through an exploration of two paintings in the Barber’s collection, Rembrandt's An Old Warrior and Nestor Cambier’s Portrait of Mrs Harriet Onions.

This online session will be hosted over Zoom as a webinar, allowing participant feedback and discussion through a Q&A. Please note, this event will be recorded.

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