Plaster Casts: History and Function

Please note: this event has now passed

10.45am
Coffee

11.00am
A History of Plaster Casts from the Renaissance to the Present Day
Dr Eckart Marchand, Warburg Institute Archive,, The Warburg Institute

12.30pm
Lunch

2.15pm
Visit to the Weston Cast Court with Marjorie Trusted FSA, Senior Curator of Sculpture, Victoria & Albert Museum

This day celebrates the re-opening of the Museum’s magnificent Italian Cast Court which has been restored to the colour scheme of 1873 with its original tiled floor revealed. The celebrated casts, conceived as exemplifying  the best of European architecture and sculpture, have also been restored to their original colour and are once more revered for their rarity and quality.

 

Meeting Place
The Brompton Library, 210 Old Brompton Road, London SW5