‘Art, Architecture and Exile; the Empress Eugenie in Farnborough, 1880-1920’
Professor Anthony Geraghty (University of York)
Wednesday 30 November
Barber Institute Lecture Theatre
‘The Empress Eugenie – the widow of Napoleon III – spent the last forty years of her life in Farnborough in Hampshire. This talk will explore the house she lived in, Farnborough Hill, and the remarkable collection of fine and decorative arts she displayed therein.’
Anthony Geraghty is Professor of the History of Art, and Chairman of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain. He is an architectural historian, with a specialist interest in the early modern period in England. He joined the University of York in 2002, having previously taught at the Glasgow School of Art in 1998-2002.
All welcome; refreshments served
Enquiries to Sara Tarter: SET497@student.bham.ac.uk