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Saturday 10 June 2017

David Shipway Memorial Lecture

This annual lecture was founded to commemorate David’s contribution to the work of the Friends of Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, both as Honorary Secretary and staunch supporter.  He and his wife Pat contributed greatly to the work – and enjoyment – of the group from its inception until his untimely death in 2016.

In this, the second of the lectures, member and local artist Mike Waters charts the slow development of realistic two-dimensional art through the depiction of English monarchs down the ages; pondering on why for instance we’ve no idea of what William the Conqueror looked like; or whose is the first kingly portrait we can trust; and to what uses has royal portraiture been put.

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Posted by: Mike Millward

Tela Newsletter

Our latest newsletter is available in the Museum and from Blackburn Tourist Information Office (in the market). Members can pick up their copies at meetings.



Annual Outing

Date and details to be announced.

Visiting Blackburn Museum

Blackburn Museum

The Museum and Art Gallery is in the centre of Blackburn. It displays prints, paintings, ceramics, books, coins and natural history.

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