Following the installation of Hiroshige’s Japan: Views of Mount Fuji during the day on Thursday 22nd February, curator Clare Pollard’s talk on the exhibition in the evening was very well attended and very well received, a successful start to this year’s events and a tribute to Clare who was struggling with a sore throat that day.  The exhibition of Japanese prints is proving to be popular and books of Hiroshige’s art, Landscape, Cityscape, are selling fast in the museum shop.

On Thursday 22nd March, the museum’s new Chairman, Malcolm Rogers, gave his inaugural talk on John Sargent’s Portraits of Sisters.  There were no seats to spare as a fascinated audience listened to Malcolm’s superbly knowledgeable and engaging presentation, which helped us all to consider Singer Sargent’s beautiful works with renewed interest and greater appreciation.

Many thanks go to both Clare and Malcolm for the time, thought and care that went into their very interesting talks.

A big thank you, also, to all the volunteers who helped to make these evening events possible by working very hard behind the scenes both before and after the talks.

Our next talk will be on Local Ice Age Finds and the History of their Discovery and will take place on Friday 13th April at 7 pm.