SW London NADFAS 2012 - 2013

What is NADFAS?


Diary of Events

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NADFAS promotes the appreciation and study of decorative and fine arts through lectures and visits. It also encourages heritage volunteering and support of Young Arts.

The South West London branch has just celebrated its 40th year and has a strong active membership but welcomes visitors to its monthly lectures on the second Monday of the month at Dryburgh Hall, Putney Leisure Centre.

Speakers are leaders in their field and the subjects are varied as you see from the programme below. Doors open at 7.30 for a 8.00 pm start. A short waiting list is held for those interested in becoming members.

For more information call 020 74300730 or email enquiries@nadfas.org.uk


December 9th
The Christmas Story in Medieval Art - Lecturer: Sally Dormer

During the Middle Ages many of the familiar images associated with the Christmas story were devised and popularized including the ox and ass in the Bethlehem stable. This lecture, illustrated by images taken from illuminated manuscripts, church portals, stained glass windows and goldsmiths’ work, will tell the stories surrounding Christ’s birth and investigate the often surprising sources for this well-known narrative.

Sally Dormer is lecturer and tutor for the early Mediaeval Year Course at the V&A with a PhD on Mediaeval Manuscript Illumination (Courtauld Institute). She is Dean of European Studies for 2 US universities and has a popular following for her lectures for the Art Fund and art tour groups.

November 23, 2013