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Wednesday, 15th February 2023, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Salisbury branch: 'Patronage & Taste: The History of the Royal Collection' by Nicola Turner Inman

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Royal Collection Trust / © His Majesty King Charles III 2023

Nicola Turner Inman, Curator of Decorative Arts, will take you on a tour of one of the greatest art collections in the world and the last great European dynastic collection still in royal ownership. She will examine how the Royal Collection was formed and what has been its role throughout the centuries, exploring how both patronage and taste have played important parts in the formation and survival of this complex and exceptionally varied collection. From masterpieces in paint to porcelain, from furniture to Fabergé, she will delve into many of the treasures within the Collection, exploring the artworks as well as the monarchs who commissioned and purchased them.

Coffee will be served from 10.15am, with the main talk beginning at 11am sharp, and lunch from 12.30pm.

Lunch & Talk ticket price: £22 (Members) & £24 (Guests)
Talk only ticket price: £10 – FREE for first-time visitors

Cheques payable to ‘English-Speaking Union’ should be sent to:
ESU Luncheon Secretary, 3 Stonemasons Yard, Salisbury SP1 2HX

Direct transfers can be made to:
Bank: Coutts & Co, 440 Strand, London WC2R 0QS
Sort Code: 18-00-02
Account Name: English-Speaking Union of the Commonwealth
Account No: 01817590
Please mark the transfer clearly as “SalisLunch”


Wednesday, 15th February 2023
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Salisbury and Wiltshire branch
01722 325552

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The White Hart Hotel
1 St John's Street
Salisbury, SP1 2SD
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