Upcoming events

From Downton to Gatsby- Jewellery & Fashion from 1890 to 1929

Given by Andrew Prince

The Arts Society of Malta will present its first lecture of the season, From Downton to Gatsby- Jewellery & Fashion from 1890 to 1929, on Thursday 11 October.  Our lecturer, Andrew Prince, was commissioned to produce many jewels for the main characters i...Read more

The Boy Who Bit Picasso

Given by Antony Penrose

As a child Antony Penrose first met Picasso when he visited the Penrose family home of Farley Farm, in

Chiddingly,  East Sussex in 1950. They became instant friends and invented their own boisterous game of pretend bull fights.  This lecture illustrates amusi...Read more

More Russian than the Russians:  Catherine the Great

Given by Marie Anne Mancio

Intent on modernizing Russia, Catherine was devoted to the arts, and sponsored many cultural projects. In St. Petersburg, she had a theatre built for opera and ballet performances—and even wrote a few librettos herself. She also became a prominent art collector,...Read more

The Conservation of Paintings

Given by Julia Korner

The talk comprises a practical, step-by-step guide to the conservation of paintings through the ages. It starts with a brief history of the preparation of panels and canvases and illustrates the different approaches and techniques involved in their conservation.

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Orientalism, Chinoiserie & Japonisme

Given by Suzanne Perrin

From the 16th to the 19th centuries these three strands of cultural borrowing gave rise to a new way of seeing and interpreting the world around us, at a time when few people travelled outside their villages, let alone outside their countries. These brought about ne...Read more

The Extraordinary Life of Misia Sert, Queen of Paris 1877-1950

Given by Julian Halsby

This is an extraordinary and fascinating story of a talented and beautiful woman who was muse and patron of the arts who has been described as “The Queen of Paris”.

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