Part of the museum’s free adult talk programme, the museum welcomes Thomas Holman, Director of Wartski and a specialist in 19th and early 20th Century jewellery design on Thursday 18th August.
Thomas was visiting The Wilson Museum and Art Gallery in Cheltenham when he spotted a beautiful carved horn hair comb decorated with moonstones and enamel in the Art Nouveau style. He immediately thought it was by a Parisian master, such as René Lalique or Lucien Gaillard. He was therefore shocked to read the name on the label, ‘Frederick Partridge’. His interest was piqued – who was Frederick Partridge and how did this boy from Barnstaple come to create such a piece?
Come and find out more about Frederick Partridge and his life outside of Barnstaple.
6pm – 7pm
You will also have the chance to explore our new exhibition ‘The Partridge Family of Barnstaple, Ethel Mairet, Fred Partridge and the Arts and Craft Movement’ with late opening.