Museums and galleries across the UK are subject to temporary closures. Those that remain open have safety measures in place, please remember to check venue guidelines before visiting.

Join Philippa Glanville, for a 30-minute lunchtime talk and discover the secrets behind the sparkle of The Portland Collection’s silver and the history of dining.

Philippa was The Harley Foundation’s curatorial adviser for many years and is a leading authority on all aspects of historic silver plates and the history of dining. Her boundless enthusiasm combined with a deep academic knowledge of her subject makes her a compelling guide to The Portland Collection’s incredible silver.

Philippa was formerly the chief curator of the metal, silver and jewellery department of the V&A. She has written many books and has recently been an adviser to the reviewing committee on the export of artworks. She is a trustee of Art Fund and the Museum of Freemasonry.

To register your interest please email

Please note this online discussion takes place on Zoom. Once registered, you will be provided with a link to attend the event.


Exhibitions and events at The Harley Gallery

Related exhibitions and events

Back to top