Cost: Free

The Waddesdon Bequest at the British Museum, A New Look

The Waddesdon Bequest at the British Museum, A New Look

Lecture by Dora Thornton, FSA, and Curator of the Waddesdon Bequest (British Museum), and Tom Fotheringham, Project Architect (Stanton Williams)

The Waddesdon Bequest is the name given to a superb collection of Medieval and Renaissance treasures left to the British Museum by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild in 1898. In this talk, the curator and designer discuss the thinking and making of the new gallery, which reinterprets the collection for the twenty-first Century.

Information about booking

Please note that booking is highly recommended to avoid disappointment. If you reserve a seat (or multiple seats) in advance, but find out you cannot attend, please let us know (if possible) so that we may allow others to book.

Please also note that lectures are scheduled from 13.00 to 14.00. Doors open for public lectures at 12.30. Guests arriving 15 minutes or more late will not be admitted. Thank you!

This image is of the cover of Dr Thornton's book, featured on the British Museum's website.