Here is a reminder of the Hermitage Lecture at Somerset House next Monday.
HERMITAGE SPECIAL LECTURE AT THE COURTAULD INSTITUTE
Monday 20 February at 6.30pm
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, Courtauld Institute of Art Somerset House, The Strand, London WC2R 0RN
Tickets £10 from 0207 420 9406
'The Collections of British Art at the Hermitage' by Prof. Brian Allen
A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO FIND OUT WHAT CATHERINE THE GREAT BOUGHT FROM BRITAIN, WHAT IS TUCKED AWAY IN HERMITAGE STORE ROOMS AND THE SIGNIFICANCE
OF THEIR COLLECTIONS TO RUSSIA – AND BRITISH ART HISTORY.
Prof. Allen is director of the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. He poked about in the cupboards and trawled the store rooms when
preparing the 1996 Yale exhibition of "British Art Treasures from Russian Imperial Collections in the Hermitage'.