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August 2015: Metalpoint exhibition and talk coming up next month

Friday 18 September, 5:30pm: Talk at UCL and exhibition visit, booking essential

Rogier van der Weyden, Portrait of an unknown young woman, c. 1434-1440.
Rogier van der Weyden, Portrait of an unknown young woman. Silverpoint on cream prepared paper, c. 1434-1440.
© The Trustees of the British Museum

Forget painting – these works are really made of gold (or silver)! From the Renaissance to the modern day, drawing in metalpoint has been explored by artists ranging from Rogier van der Weyden, Leonardo da Vinci, Albrecht Dürer and Rembrandt to Otto Dix and Jasper Johns. 

new exhibition at the British Museum (held in Room 90; 10 September – 6 December 2015) provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see around 100 exceptional drawings created by the greatest masters of this intriguing technique from the Late Middle Ages until the present day.

Join us for a talk on the exhibition and technique by curator An Van Camp, followed by a visit to the exhibition. This is a great opportunity – tickets are usually £8!

Important details

  • The talk starts at 5.30pm at UCL. Venue: G02 Watson Lecture Theatre, Medawar Building, UCL, WC1E 6BT.
  • Refreshments will be served from 5pm in the Arts and Humanities Common Room, G24, Foster Court. 
  • Following the talk we will proceed in groups to the exhibition at the British Museum, a short walk from UCL. Curator An Van Camp will be available to answer questions during the exhibition visit, which will be self-guided. The exhibition will be open until 8.30pm.

With many thanks to Flanders House, whose support has made this event possible.

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