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31 October-1 November 2014

Places strictly limited booking essential at the Medieval Museum
Cost: 30. Friends of the Museum 25

Friday 31 October

19:30 An Age of Elegance – The Bishops Palace by Candlelight

Wine reception followed by a unique ‘highlights of the collection’ walk through the reception rooms of the Bishop’s Palace by candlelight led by Julian Walton, Rosemary Ryan and Eamonn McEneaney – this tour is your last opportunity to view the Roberts exhibition before the paintings on loan are returned to their owners.

Saturday 1 November

10:00 John Bowen – Illustrated talk by the foremost authority on 18th century provincial Irish silver.

11:45 Will Crofton – The London-based specialist in Irish silver will take us through one of the finest collections of Irish 18th century silver in the world in the Bishop’s Palace.

14:00 Kathryn Day Carrigan gilder and frame conservator – The art of picture framing in Georgian Ireland

14:30 George Williams – Antiques sales, valuations and restoration services – Unravelling the mysteries of Irish Georgian furniture.

Followed by Antiques Roadshow – you are invited to bring in a small piece of furniture or a photograph of a larger piece for George Williams to evaluate.

16:15 Guided tour of the furniture of the Bishop’s Palace by George Williams.