FPS LIVING ROOM LECTURES
We are delighted to continue our lectures with a very special private tour of Villa Cagnola, north of Milan. Alessandro Biancalana will discuss some highlights from the vast collection of European porcelain in the villa, including Doccia, Meissen and Capodimonte. He will be joined during the Q&A session by director Don Eros Monti and curator Andrea Bardelli. We hope you can join us!
Living Room Lecture: The Villa Cagnola European Porcelain Collection. Not only Centrepiece “of the Land and the Sea” … ! – Alessandro Biancalana
Time: Sunday, 5 September 2021, 18:00PM London, UK (BST)
Members will receive an email invitation with instructions on how to join the online lecture. If you want to join, please contact us for more details on FPSenquiries@gmail.com.
The Villa Cagnola European Porcelain Collection. Not only Centrepiece “of the Land and the Sea” … !
Alessandro Biancalana, independent researcher, with Don Eros Monti, Director and Dr Andrea Bardelli, Conservator of Villa Cagnola
“I would not define Villa Cagnola as a house museum in the strictest sense of the term, but rather as a Wunderkammer.
Among its numerous treasures, including naturalia, porcelain plays a leading role: it is a composite collection, which has the eighteenth century as leitmotif, bringing together pieces from different manufactories all of them of high quality.
Walking along Villa Cagnola’s rooms and looking at the showcases full of objects fascinates the visitor who travels between decorative systems and shapes that are different from each other: the most important European centres of production are represented with Meissen, Doccia and the most relevant Venetian factories.
I hope our journey is stimulating and a source of curiosity.”