Saturday 19 May, 10.00am - 4.30pm
A day of thought-provoking talks and case studies presented by historians, specialists and curators in which themes in the museum's special exhibition 'At Home with the World' will be explored in depth. Topics will include insights into the exhibition with curator Alex Goddard, the influence of Japanese design and culture on C19th interiors with Dr Elizabeth Kramer and international influences on early gardening books with historian Margaret Willes.
Tickets £40/£30 conc. (includes refreshments and light lunch).
Please book in advance: email@example.com or 020 7739 9893
Special exhibition: At Home with the World
Until 9 September 2012
As we prepare to welcome the world to London this summer, we ask: How 'English' are our homes? The answer is perhaps surpring. Many of the familiar objects in our homes today have either come from overseas or been influenced by other cultures. At Home with the World tells a fascinating story about how a myriad of the domestic designs, decorations, materials and social customs we consider to be 'English' in fact originate elsewhere.