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Vase ‘à tête d’éléphant’, Sèvres, France, 1756-7 (detail)
Vase ‘à tête d’éléphant’, Sèvres, France, 1756-7 (detail)

Current Campaign: The Dame Rosalind Savill Endowment for 18th-Century French Decorative Arts

Posted on 13 September 2011

Dame Rosalind Savill, Director of the Wallace Collection since 1992, retired in October 2011.

Dame Rosalind is especially passionate about the French decorative arts, one of the most internationally-renowned areas of excellence in the Wallace Collection. These she has championed not just though her three-volume publication The Wallace Collection: Catalogue of Sèvres Porcelain (1988) but also, from 1994-2010, in her refurbishment of twelve rooms for the ...

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Wallace Collection to Feature on BBC's 'National Treasures Live'

Posted on 10 August 2011

The BBC's new series National Treasures Live will begin Wednesday 10 August at 7.30pm on BBC1. The show will explore Britain's past, broadcasting live each week from historical sights.

In the first episode, the Wallace Collection's Arms and Armour Curator Dr Tobias Capwell discusses the knight William Marshal with Dr Lucy Worsley, whilst giving a fascinating insight into some of the Collection's greatest treasures.

A fascinating glimpse into Brit...

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Fresh Look for Wallace Website

Posted on 30 June 2011

We are delighted to announce that the Wallace Collection's website is sporting a beautiful, fresh new look. Not only does it look lovely, but it is also host to some new features. These include Top Ten Things to Do, giving you a quick insight into what is not to be missed at the Wallace Collection, and Interact, where you can browse the Collection and get talking through our social media sites. We hope you enjoy!

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Jean-Antoine Watteau, Pour nous prouver que cette belle, France, c. 1717-18
Jean-Antoine Watteau, Pour nous prouver que cette belle, France, c. 1717-18

Now Available for Download: Watteau App

Posted on 03 June 2011

Artfinder, the home for art on the web, today launched its first fine art iPad apps in partnership with the Wallace Collection's Watteau exhibition.The apps represent a whole new shift for art discovery and appreciation. For those visiting galleries, museums, exhibitions and artist's studios, the apps offer a guide before you view. For those unable to travel to see the works, a window is now opened and made instantly accessible to a global audience via the App Store.
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