Lecture: Going for Gold: Snuff Taking, Fashion and Accessories, by Tessa Murdoch
6-7 pm Lecture in the Visitor Center Theater
7 pm Book Signing of Going for Gold: Craftsmanship and Collecting of Gold Boxes
About the Speaker
Tessa Murdoch is the Deputy Keeper of Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics and Glass at the V&A. She curated the Sacred Silver and Stained Glass Galleries (2005) and the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Galleries (2009) as well as the recent exhibition Treasures of the Royal Courts: Tudors, Stuarts and the Russian Tsars (2013). Previously, she was Senior Assistant Keeper of the Tudor and Stuart Department at the Museum of London where she organised the exhibitions Treasures and Trinkets: Jewellery in London from Pre-history to 1914, London Silver 1680-1780 and The Quiet Conquest: The Huguenots 1685-1985. Tessa's most recent publications are Treasures of the Royal Courts: Tudors, Stuarts and the Russian Tsars (V&A, 2013), with Olga Dmitrieva of the Moscow Kremlin Museum and Going for Gold: Craftsmanship and Collecting of Gold Boxes (Sussex Academic Press, 2014), with Heike Zech of the V&A.