Friday 29th October, 12noon
Join us for an online talk with the artist and collector Jane Wildgoose, who will be speaking about the memorial jewellery in The Portland Collection.
Jane has developed a private collection dedicated to memory, mourning and remembrance, and works with historic collections to tell the stories of remains of many kinds.
Her clients have included Yale University, Sir John Soane’s Museum, Waddesdon Manor and Kensington Palace. She is a Visiting Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Life-Writing Research at Kings College London, is a NESTA Fellow, and was co-presenter of On One Lost Hair: a programme for BBC Radio 4 investigating a wisp of hair from the head of Lord Nelson purchased on eBay.
Her exhibition 'Life is Very Sweet' showed at The Harley Gallery in 2010.
In this talk, Jane will discuss key memorial objects in The Portland Collection. Pieces include the pearl earring worn by Charles I at his execution, and the heart-shaped earring with a hair tassel worn by Elizabeth Basset in her portrait by Daniel Mytens.
Please book online to secure your place.
Places on this talk are FREE. If you would like to support The Harley Foundation's work, you can donate at the checkout.
The online lecture will place on Zoom, and details will be provided on a pdf e-ticket. You can download this at checkout, and we will also email you with a link to your ticket.
All of our online talks are recorded and will be available to watch on-demand after the event.
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Jane Wildgoose, still from At Home in The Wildgoose Memorial Library (c) Roelof Bakker, Jane Wildgoose & Rebecca Duclos, 2020