Portrait of a 17th century Lady


09 Mar 2021


1:30 pm - 2:00 pm


Free (donations welcome)

Bite size talk: Power of Portraiture (online)

Tuesday 9 March, 1.30pm – Power of Portraiture

Join Museums Worcestershire curators on the 2nd Tuesday of each month for a series of talks about the collections. Curator Kate Banner introduces an exhibition of the oldest and most cohesive group of artworks in the Museum fine art collection – a series of portraits depicting historic figures such as Henry VIII and Erasmus.

Bite size talks are approximately 15 minutes long.

This event will run online. Registration is compulsory – you will be emailed the online link for the talk before the event.

Please consider making a donation:

Online talks are free but donations are welcomed (suggested donation £3 – the usual fee for Bite Size Talks).  Click here to make a donation (donations are taken by Worcester City Council but 100% of the funds will come to Museums Worcestershire). Simply choose ‘Museums’ and ‘Donations’ to City Art Gallery & Museum from the drop down options – we appreciate any contribution you can make to help us continue the work that we do during this time.

If you prefer, you can also send a cheque payable to Worcester City Council to: Henrietta Rusnak, Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum, Foregate Street, Worcester, WR1 1DT.

More 2021 bite size talks

Tues 13 April, 1.30pm – Japanese Masters
Discover new research into the museum’s Japanese Print collection, and take a peek into an exciting exhibition coming in 2022.

Tues 11 May , 1.30pm – Hidden Histories: slavery and abolition in the collections
Discover links to both sides of Worcestershire’s slave trade – those who sought to abolish it and those who benefitted from it – in the Museum’s Numismatics (coins & medals) Collection.

Tues 8 June , 1,30pm – Titanic Stories
Hear true stories of love and loss in the lives of those on board the HMS Titanic, including local Worcestershire people.

Tues 13 July , 1,30pm – The Voyages of HMS Rattlesnake
Find out more about HMS Rattlesnake’s adventures and the objects it brought back to Worcester.

Tues 10 August, 1,30pm – Worcester Life Stories

Tues 14 September, 1.30pm – Egyptian funerary objects
Find out what sort of objects the deceased were buried with for use in the afterlife, with our World Cultures curator.

Tues 12 October, 1.30pm – China Clay
Delve into the Art Gallery & Museum’s latest exhibition with artist Kurt Jackson.

Tues 9 November, 1.30pm – The Founders of the City Museum
Who were the early founders and collectors of Worcester City Museum? What did they collect and where did it come from? Join the curators as they shed new light on information uncovered by recent research.

Tues 14 December, 1.30pm – Worcestershire Treasures
Join our Head Curator for a look back to Worcestershire’s most important archaeological treasures and some exciting recent discoveries.

Image: English School, Mary Queen of Scots (detail showing portrait halfway through conservation work), 17th Century. Worcester City Collection.

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