Lecture by Helen Bratt Wyton – ‘Hidden Wightwick and the Acquisition of its Collection’ Jan 21

Venue: Birmingham & Midland Institute, 9 Margaret Street, Birmingham – Lecture starts at 11.00 a.m. Reception from 10.30am.

Wightwick Manor, home of the Mander family, was designed by Edward Ould in the Old English Style. Now in the care of the National Trust, it is a treasure trove of the Arts and Crafts Movement with Kempe glass, Morris fabrics and wallpaper and a wonderful selection of Pre-Raphaelite art. This illustrated lecture will explore Wightwick Manor’s reserve collection and how it’s stunning art collection came to Wolverhampton.

Helen Bratt-Wyton has been Head Steward at Wightwick Manor for 15 years. Her varied role involves looking after Wightwick Manor’s stunning collections and interpreting these to the public. She also delivers a yearly talk programme on site and to groups and Societies around the region on Morris, the Pre-Raphaelites and Wightwick Manor’s collections. Helen is one of the founder members of the William Morris Network, a group of organisations and Societies involved with the life and work of Morris and his circle.

For further details relating to the event mentioned above please email info@Pre‑Raphaelitesociety.org.

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