The stunning exhibition of medieval English embroidery at the Victoria & Albert Museum includes several pieces long held in Spanish treasuries, including two wonderful copes from Toledo and Daroca. Curator Glyn Davies has kindly offered to take ARTES members on a private visit to the exhibition on Wednesday 14th December at 9am (ie before the exhibition opens to the public at 10am). Tom Nickson (ARTES Vice-Chair) will also speak briefly about how these English embroideries came to Spain, and their fate thereafter.
This event is open to ARTES members only. To join us (£35/£20) see details here. Members can confirm a place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, and should arrive at the V&A’s Secretariat Gate by 8.50am (NB, latecomers cannot be admitted).