York History of Art MA students present papers to York art lovers this month

Posted on 17 June 2014

Charlotte Hancock and Tessa Kilgarriff both presented papers at the York Evening Decorative and Fine Art Society (YEDFAS), a subset of NADFAS, the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies this month, while Simon Spier gave a lunchtime talk to the Friends of York Art Gallery

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The event for YEDFAS was on the theme of 'Royal and Imperial Gifting: 19th Century Sculpture, Craft and Design'.  Tessa's paper The Prince Consort’s Parian Ware: John Bell’s ‘The Bride’s Inkstand’ at Osborne House stemmed from the research she undertook for her Sculpture, Craft and Design Reform, 1837-1901 module, and Charlotte spoke on A Taste of India: The Ceremonial Gifting of P Orr and Son's 'Swami' Silverware.

It was a hugely enjoyable event largely organised by Charlotte Hancock and PhD student Dorothy Nott, and we hope to work together with YEDFAS to host similar events in the future.

MA student Simon Spier gave a talk titled The Moore Family of Artists to Friends of York Art Gallery earlier in the month at 'The Gallery Dines Out', at Bedern Hall. Simon's lecture focused on the Moore family and their connections with York School of Design during the 1840s and 50s.  

Simon Spiers talks to Friends of York Art Gallery

Find out more about NADFAS, YEDFAS and Friends of York Art Gallery.