The History of Dining Table Settings Saturday 7th March, Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

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North East Vernacular Architecture Group

The History of Dining Table Settings
Saturday 7th March, Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle
Spend a day at the Bowes Museum.
Visit, or revisit, the permanent collection Catch up on the latest exhibitions and
Hear an illustrated lecture by Dr Howard Coutts.

Many throughout the North East will know Howard Coutts, as Keeper of Ceramics at the Bowes Museum, as well as being a regular attender of NEVAG meetings, when he has frequently contributed to on-site discussion. So we are delighted that Howard has very kindly agreed to talk to NEVAG more formally, and in the only surroundings we could ever imagine him in, the Bowes Museum.
Howard’s talk is on The History of Dining Table Settings – a subject on which he has few, if any, equals. This is a rare chance to hear an expert fully in command of his subject – and a fascinating topic it is too – how the European dining table changed in use and appearance over the centuries.

There will also be a short additional item on the Bowes Museum’s fragments of the late C17 Horden Hall staircase, which is currently undergoing research.

This meeting is open to all.

For an all-in price of £10.00 a head (Friends of the Bowes Museum £3.00), we will take coffee/tea in the Jubilee Room at 10.00am, followed by Howard’s talk. Lunch should ideally be taken in the Cafe Bowes, after which the afternoon is free to explore the Museum.

If you plan to come, please let NEVAG’s secretary, Martin Roberts know on martin@fleece.wanadoo.co.uk

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