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

Saving treasures – Felix Joseph’s gifts to Nottingham
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 or 01158761433 if you have any dietary requirements.

Please see exhibition details below:

Saving treasures – Felix Joseph’s gifts to Nottingham
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, and this portrait will be moved from its usual place in the Long Gallery and will form part of this in focus exhibition which highlights some of the many works on paper and Wedgwood that Felix Joseph donated. Eighteen century artists Samuel Wale, Paul Sandby, Angelica Kauffman, Henry Fuseli, Thomas Stothard and John Flaxman are all represented in this small exhibition.

Felix Joseph (1840-1892), 1891, by Charles Knighton Warren, NCM 1891-185