During our youth on one of the many exciting adventures, there is a sincere thrill searching for and discovering trinkets in Grandmother’s jewellery box, or finding an assortment of items in Grandfather’s workshop; each item holding its own tale, mystery and curiosity. As well as the opportunity to explore and learn about the intricate details of society in a bygone era.
Consider this same level excitement, however on a larger scale, with enchanting and expansive provenance, a Renaissance twist and in the heart of Central London.
Opening in a new gallery this Thursday 11th June at The British Museum (housed a short distance from where the Bloomsbury Set spent much of their time, always much to our excitement), ‘The Waddesdon Bequest A Rothschild Renaissance’, an exhibition of the marvellous collection of Renaissance art, jewels, and medieval pieces originally in Waddesdon Manor, the country estate belonging to Baron Rothschild (1839 – 1898), nestled in Buckinghamshire.
With a wealth of historical accounts revealed in almost 300 exhibits, this is going to be fantastic! Step out of the hustle and bustle of the city, and step into the insightful world of an exquisite collector.
Opening 11th June 2015, Room 2a (the new gallery), daily 10h00-17h30 (20h30 on Fridays).