Visit to Exhibition ‘Treasures from Faraway’ at Strawberry Hill
Strawberry Hill House & Garden, 268 Waldegrave Rd, Twickenham TW1 4ST
Treasures from Faraway: Medieval and Renaissance Objects from The Schroder Collection
Exhibition dates: 19 March – 19 July 2023
An exhibition of ten objects reveals the often-overlooked relationship between Europe’s explorers and traders with artisans and craftsmen to create Cabinets of Curiosities or Kunst- and Wunderkammer collections. This ‘In-Focus’ display shines a spotlight on how diverse natural materials, from coconuts to rock crystal, along with trade networks with Asia and the Far East created new opportunities for European craftspeople to make objects of wonder for their patrons.
The tour of the exhibition will be led by students of the MA in the Art Market and the History of Collecting and the MA in Decorative Arts and Historic Interiors of the University of Buckingham, who have contributed to the exhibition catalogue.