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The V&A is running a series of events alongside the James 'Athenian' Stuart display.
All events are free unless otherwise stated.

Demonstration of Water Gilding: Layering  the Leaf

Christine Powell, conservator at the  V&A will be demonstrating this art form, inspired by the furniture of James 'Athenian' Stuart
Sun June 24
Room 55
Free and drop in

James 'Athenian' Stuart

20 minute talk
Julius Bryant
Fri 4 May
Free and drop in

Abraham Thomas

Curator Talk
Greek Revival Architecture
Thurs 10 May
Free and drop in

Furniture by James 'Athenian' Stuart

20 minute talk
Kate Hay
Fri 11 May
Free and drop in

Early British Neoclassical Furniture

Related talk in the British Galleries
James Yorke
Thurs 17 May
Free and drop in

Talk by David Linley

Fri 18 May
19.15 - 20.05
Lecture Theatre
James ‘Athenian’ Stuart (1713-88) was an architect who designed and painted interiors that he completed with furniture, while David Linley has come to interior design via the discipline of furniture making, developing a uniquely eclectic style. Some of Linley’s current furniture pays homage to the Greek Revival style pioneered by Stuart, with a contemporary twist. This talk will cover the development of Linley’s furniture and interior design business. David Linley will be introduced by Julius Bryant, Keeper of the V&A’s Word and Image Department.

Tickets: £10. Concessions: £8 senior citizens; £6 disabled people, ES40 holders and students. A free place can be offered to a carer accompanying a disabled person.

The Greek Revival: Rediscovering Antiquity

Study Day
Sat 9 June
Lecture Theatre

The Greek Revival of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries was a pioneering international design movement which influenced architecture, interior design and the decorative arts.

This Study Day aims to provide a lively introduction to this most interesting style and period in history.

Speakers include: Susan Weber Soros (The Bard Graduate Centre, New York), Charles Hind (RIBA), Julius Bryant (V&A) and Frances Collard (V&A)
Cost: £39. Concessions available.

Past Present Future Workshop
V&A + RIBA Architecutre Partnership

A free design workshop for Key Stage 2-5 student groups
Workshop dates: 2, 8, 9, 16, 17, 22 May and 8, 13, 14 June 2007

Your students' challenge will be to desing an 18th century style home but fit for 21st century living. Workshops will be adapted for Key Stages 2-5 students and will support learning in Art & Design and Design & Technology.
Further information about the workshop