Opening Conversation | The Paston Treasure: Microcosm of the Known World


Following an introductory lecture by Nathan Flis (Head of Exhibitions and Publications, and Assistant Curator of Seventeenth-Century Paintings at the Center), a panel consisting of Andrew Moore (former Keeper of Art, and Senior Curator, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery), Francesca Vanke (Keeper of Art and Curator of Decorative Art, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery), and Jessica David (Senior Conservator of Paintings at the Center), moderated by Edward Town (Head of Collections Information and Access, and Assistant Curator of Early Modern Art at the Center), will discuss the exhibition, the painting, and the Paston family.

This conversation will be followed by a special film preview of The Paston Treasure: A Painting Like No Other (produced for the Center by Cultureshock Media, narrated by Stephen Fry, and set to music by Griffin Brown, TC ’18).

Recorded on location:
Yale Center for British Art
Lecture Hall
1080 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Image credit: Unknown artist (Dutch School), The Paston Treasure (detail), ca. 1663, oil on canvas, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Norwich, UK, courtesy of Norfolk Museums Service

February 14, 2018