Exclusive evening for St Hugh’s Alumni at the British Museum, introduced by The British Museum’s Deputy Director, and St Hugh’s Alumnus, Dr Jonathan Williams (Ancient History, 1990).
Monday 13 June, 6.45pm – 9.00pm
Join our Principal, the Rt Hon Dame Elish Angiolini DBE QC, for a special evening to marvel at the Renaissance treasures collected by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild MP (1839–1898), displayed in a beautiful new gallery at the British Museum, Great Russell St, London on Monday 13 June.
We are delighted to welcome to the event the British Museum’s Deputy Director and Alumnus of St Hugh’s College, Dr Jonathan Williams (Ancient History, 1990), and one of the Museum’s Trustee and St Hugh’s Alumna, Dame Liz Forgan DBE (Modern Languages, 1963).
Introduced by Dr Williams, the Waddesdon Bequest is a superb collection of nearly 300 objects, left to the Museum in 1898. Named after Baron Ferdinand’s Buckinghamshire mansion, Waddesdon manor, the collection consists of exceptionally important and beautiful medieval and Renaissance pieces, as well as a number of 19th-century fakes. Together, they paint a fascinating picture of the development of the art market in the late 19th century.
We are delighted to offer this exclusive evening for St Hugh’s Alumni, friends and guests and we hope that you are able to join us.
Tickets: £65 to include exclusive private view of the Waddesdon Bequest, talk by the Museum’s Deputy Director, wine and appetisers.
Book by 3 June