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’Pins and Poking Sticks’: Dress in Shakespeare’s Time. Public lecture with costume historian Jacqueline Ansell (Sold Out)

Fri 24 March 2023, 2.00pm3.00pm

’Pins and Poking Sticks’: Dress in Shakespeare’s Time. Public lecture with costume historian Jacqueline Ansell (Sold Out)

This event is sold out, please contact us to add your name to the waiting list info@comptonverney.org.uk

Delve into the complex costumes on show in Tudor paintings with expert lecturer Jacqueline Ansell. A specialist in the history of dress and jewellery, Jacqui is Senior Lecturer at Christie’s Education, London, where she writes, presents and tutors online courses on Art History, the Art World, and the History of Jewellery. Formerly an Education Officer at the National Gallery, London, and a tutor and writer for the Open University, she has lectured regularly on the public programmes of the National Gallery, Wallace Collection and National Portrait Gallery. She is an accredited Art Society Lecturer with specialisms in Court Dress, Grand Tour portraiture and Welsh Costume as well as dress as a cultural marker and indicator of class, gender, national and professional identity.

Member – £15
Non-Member – £25
Student – £17.50

Why not treat yourself to a delightful cream tea for just £7 per person.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable

Image: Master of the Countess of Warwick, Susan Bertie, Countess of Kent © Canterbury Museums and Galleries