Casts of Thousands: nineteenth century collecting of plaster casts
From the 18th century there was a widespread interest in collecting plaster casts of classical sculpture and important architectural monuments. Surviving collections (Cast Court V&A) reveals the scope of this collecting: medieval effigies, sarcophagi, carved gemstones, seals, bronzes, brasses, coins, medals, ivories and even textiles! Helen has published two articles on this theme with another due out in October 2022. It’s much more exciting that it sounds!
Dr Helen Rufus-Ward is a published art historian and university lecturer.
Tickets are available for this event. Please click the link below for a PDF order form, which can be filled in by hand and posted to Eastbourne Arts Circle with a cheque or card details. Tickets will be emailed, unless a SAE is sent. For events at the Locker Room in the Devonshire Park Tennis Centre, which is being used by us while the Towner Art Gallery has the builders working inside, tickets should be shown at the door. For Zoom events all participants will be emailed with a link, a few days prior to the event.
To book tickets, please download the ticket order form.
For any queries or enquiries, or if you have booked a ticket and not received your email with a link to the Zoom lecture prior to the meeting, please contact Sir Philip Anson on 01323 411906. (Best time to call is after 5pm weekdays or anytime at weekends.)