Lecture by Dorothy King on the Parthenon at the Wallace Collection

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From: Dorothy L King
To: CLASSICISTS@liverpool.ac.uk
Subject: Lecture by Dorothy King on the Parthenon at the Wallace Collection
Sent: Jan 21, 2013 10:54 PM

Sent on behalf of my talk there.
Dear All,

Happy New Year! We are starting 2013 with what promises to be a very
interesting seminar by Dr Dorothy King, who will be examining the Parthenon
Marbles. Please find the flyer attached. As ever the seminar will begin at
5.30 in the lecture theatre of the Wallace Collection.

Please also find information from the Centre for research in the arts,
social sciences, and humanities, on their upcoming seminar series on ''Things''.

Best wishes,


Carmen Holdsworth-Delgado,

Curatorial Assistant,

The Wallace Collection

Tel: 020 7563 9515
Hertford House, Manchester Square,
London W1U 3BN | Fax: +44 (0)207 224 2155


Seminars in the History of Collecting

Collecting the Parthenon

By Dr Dorothy King, Independent Scholar
Monday 28th of January 2013 5.30pm
Lecture Theatre, The Wallace Collection

This seminar will examine how Lord Elgin managed to outwit Fauvel,
Napoleon's agent, and bring the Parthenon Marbles to London, saving them in
fact from destruction. Lady Elgin also played a role, managing to charm all
who met her, from the Sultan to the British Navy captains. It will also
look at relations between the British Museum and the Louvre at this time.

These sculptures changed both the course of history (they led to
Philhellenism and Greek Independence), and of art history (people began to
realise that Greek sculpture was superior to Roman). They also had a major
impact on the reputations of, for example, the connoisseur Richard Payne
Knight and his famous contemporary Lord Byron. One lost his reputation, the
other gained one, on the back of these famous sculptures.

Admission is free and booking is not required
More information and details of future seminars can now be found at


On Show Now:

: Conservation Display: "Making the Renaissance Sword". Until- 31 March
2013. Admission Free.

Current Exhibition:

"Journeys East". Until 13th Jan 2013 Admission Free.

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