Art History with Anne Lectures November and December Reminder

What would you like for Christmas?

Faberge Museum St Petersburg

It’s that time of the year when we start to think about Christmas.  I expect we have all dreamt of the ultimate present, a Tiffany diamond bracelet, a Rene Lalique Art Nouveau jewel, or a Faberge trinket (as above!).  While such baubles are beyond my modest pocket, I have still been able to enjoy seeing such treasures in museums across the world.  Lecturing on a Fred Olsen cruise I visited the awesome Fabergé Museum in St Petersburg.  This private collection is housed in the beautiful Shuvalov Palace, on the Fontanka River Embankment.  I have chased Tiffany across world, from the New York Historical Society, where the glittering Tiffany lamps do indeed resemble baubles, to the National Gallery, Canberra.  On my Travel Editions tour, based in Metz, I have been privileged to visit the Lalique Museum in Wingen-sur-Moder several times. I confess in the gift shop I have marked my visit with yet more books and a commemorative fridge magnet.  Drawing on the extensive collection of images that I have accrued over the years, I hope to take you via Zoom to see these wonderful collections in St Petersburg, New York, and Eastern France.  Hopefully in 2022 it will be easier to travel and this series of three lectures will inspire you!

Carl Fabergé: Imperial Presents

Tiffany & Co: from Diamonds to Art Glass

Rene Lalique: Master of Art Nouveau Jewellery

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One zoom lecture

Wednesday 17th November 2021 at 11.00 am and 7.00pm Carl Fabergé: Imperial Presents


One zoom lecture

Wednesday 24th November 2021 at 11.00 am and 7.00pm Tiffany & Co: from Diamonds to Art Glass


One zoom lecture

Wednesday 8th December 2021 at 11.00 am and 7.00pm Rene Lalique: Master of Art Nouveau Jewellery


Three zoom lectures

1 Faberge 2 Tiffany 3 Lalique


Some news for those of you who are interested in the art and heritage tours, that Scott and I undertake through the Travel Editions company. Although the threat of Covid-19 remains, movement seems easier and Travel Editions has begun to resume some of its tours abroad.

I hope to be taking a tour to Metz and Luxembourg from 10th to 13th March 2022. This will include a visit to the Lalique Museum at Wingen-sur-Moder.

Travel is by Eurostar to Paris and  onwards to Metz by SNCF TGV (high speed rail).

For further details please visit the Travel Editions website: to check booking details etc. Alternatively, give them a phone call on 0207 251 0045.

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