Lecture Jewels of Scandal and Desire: British Jewelry Collections and County Houses
- When: Saturday, February 2, 2013, 2 p.m.
- Where: Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: All ages
- Categories: Art, Art (opening), Lectures
Great Jewels have dazzled people for millennia, their beauty and value producing respect, deception, love and betrayal. This lecture explores how the eighteenth and nineteenth-century British ruling classes used jewelry to reinforce their positions in society and awe their peers. Curt DiCamillo, a former director of the National Trust for Scotland Foundation, USA, and a recognized authority on the British Country House, will discuss the tales behind these noble families, their houses, and their jewels, weaving a glittering web of power and position.
Free with museum admission.