Evening Lecture with Dr Caroline Morris
From Saints Bones to Charles Dickens’ Monkey
Thu 31 January , 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
£6 - £7
Henry VIII’s glove, Jane Austen’s Table, Sir Edward Elgar’s glasses – biographically significant objects like these have been displayed for centuries. Today, there are hundreds of museums and historic houses across the country dedicated to celebrated figures and filled with their possessions. Dr Caroline Morris will share her research on biographical objects with a brief history of their display; describing the influences upon the development of the modern biographical museum from the medieval reliquary and the Renaissance wunderkammer to Romanticism and the Arts & Crafts movement.