Treasured Objects with A4D and the Wallace Collection

Every Thursday
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Free
for participants
Free
for carers

Become an Art Historian with the Wallace Collection!

The Wallace Collection and Arts 4 Dementia have teamed up and devised a series of discussion lead and practical workshops for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home.

  • Eight weekly sessions, via Zoom.
  • You will be transported virtually to Hertford House, home to the magnificent Wallace Collection.
  • Each week you will take part in history and art sessions.
  • You will discover and be inspired by objects and artworks from the awe-inspiring collection.

Your journey will begin on a virtual tour from outside the building, with new sketchbooks in hand.  You will then be whisked through the grand entrance hall and guided through the captivating rooms by the Collection’s Holly Power and artist Alex Hirtzel.

Each week we will create our own artworks and share stories as we are transported to imagined lands and seas far away, all from the comfort of our own home.

All under the inspired guidance of Holly Power and Alex Hertzel, working closely with A4D.

Dates and times:

  • June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22.
  • 11 AM – 12:30 PM (Join via Zoom at 10.55).
  • You will be provided with a link following registration.

To register or to find out more:

Please note:

  • This workshop series is for people with early-stage dementia or mild cognative impairment, each with a companion.
  • We regret that we can only accommodate those who expect to be able to attend all 8 sessions.
  • You will need a Zoom connection. [Call A4D if you would like some help with this.]
  • Sketchbooks and art materials will be provided.

We very much look forward to seeing you on the programme and welcoming you to the wonderful world of the Wallace Collection!

About the Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection is a museum in London which displays over 5,500 works of art, collected in the 18th and 19th centuries by five generations of a British aristocratic family.  The collection was left to the British nation in 1897 before opening the museum to the public in 1900.  On display, you will find arms and armour, medieval and Renaissance objects, and paintings by Titian, Rembrandt and Velázquez to name a few.

This programme is supported by our funders at the foot of this page, with a contribution from The Arts Society Westminster. With grateful thanks to them for helping us bring joy to people living with dementia through the power of the arts!

Early stage Heritage & Visual Arts

Event address

Zoom
Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN, UK
Event has remote access

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