Symposium: Saving treasures – Felix Joseph’s gifts to Nottingham

Saving treasures – Felix Joseph’s gifts to Nottingham Symposium Saturday 15 July, 11 – 3.45pm Project Lab This symposium accompanies new temporary exhibition Saving treasures – Felix Joseph’s gifts to Nottingham and will draw together Curators of Fine and Decorative Art Louise Dunning (who curated the exhibition) and Pamela Wood, an authority on Wedgwood, to discuss the collection on show in the exhibition and Felix Joseph’s relationship with Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery. Guest speaker Dr Isabelle Baudino, who is Senior Lecturer at the ENS in Lyons and has been a Visiting Fellow at Magdalene College, Cambridge, extensively researching the artist Samuel Wale, will be giving a talk entitled Samuel Wale’s drawings at Nottingham Castle Museum: designing illustrations for every taste. £12.00 ticket price, this includes entry to Nottingham Castle, teas/coffees and a sandwich lunch. Please contact us at colette.griffin@nottinghamcity.gov.uk or 01158761433 if you have any dietary requirements. CLICK HERE TO BOOK Please see exhibition details below: Saving treasures – Felix Joseph’s gifts to Nottingham Exhibition 20 May – 10 September F Gallery Art collector Felix Joseph was one of the first individuals to give generously to Nottingham’s museum and art gallery at the Castle when it first opened in 1878. Although he was from a Jewish art dealer family based in London and had no links to Nottingham, he heard about the new art gallery that was being set up and wanted to firstly loan and then donate his substantial collection of Wedgwood pottery and eighteen-century drawings and prints. In honour of his generosity the Castle Museum Committee commissioned a portrait of him by Charles Knighton Warren,...

Behind the Scenes Blog

A behind the scenes look at aspects or the collections, displays, art stores, conservation, new acquisitions and much more. Contributors include a number of our curators, our conservator, collections manager and a number of guest bloggers. A Roadshow Report As Storm Brian noisily heralded the start of Saturday 21st October, we prepared the Long Eaton Art Room for the day ahead. Our goal:  to capture stories, objects and information/knowledge regarding the Nottingham Lace Industry and in so doing, fill gaps in the lace story told by the lace collection (designated a Collection of National Importance by the Arts Council). Tables were filled with objects from the collection, including bobbins, carriages, a jenny and various lace panels. Pictures of mystery objects were laid out, photos and information displayed.  Tea cups and biscuits were arranged and paper lace bunting was festooned.  The scene was set.  All that was needed now was some people…  They arrived in a steady stream, and by lunchtime there were various crowds around sections of the displays and Ann Inscker (Curator) and I were kept very busy meeting and talking to lots of them.  Many had brought items to share or to generously donate, which were received with grateful thanks.   The Chair and the Treasurer of the Long Eaton Art Room also joined in with the activities, demonstrating a sock machine and providing information about the history of the buildings (the perfect venue for the event as they were originally lace factory buildings and also the HQ of Lace Productions Ltd – a key organisation in Nottingham Lace history). All in all, a successful first roadshow...