Lecture | The Paston Treasure: The Lives behind the Picture

Event time: 
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 3:00pm

Spike Bucklow, Reader in Material Culture at the University of Cambridge, will outline the results of a technical examination of The Paston Treasure painting and place them in an anthropological context. He will give an account of the origin of Sir Robert Paston’s wealth and his exotic treasures, as well as his family’s fate. The ways in which civil war, plague, trade, alchemy, and Anglicanism helped shape the painting will also be considered.

This program will be live streamed.

Lecture Hall
Space is limited
(This venue is wheelchair accessible)
Open to: 
General Public
Related exhibition: 
The Paston Treasure: Microcosm of the Known World