23/02/2022
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
£5, free under 18s and students
Event information
Time
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Price
£5, free under 18s and students
Who

Trophies from one of the world’s oldest annual sporting events, The Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race, have gone on public display for the first time at the Fitzwilliam Museum from 9 November 2021 until 27 March 2022.

Dr Victoria Avery, the Keeper of Applied Arts, will share her new research into when, why and how they were commissioned, who made them and the significance of their decorative elements. Book the talk to watch live, or receive access to a recording of the event.

About the speaker: Victoria Avery (BA, PhD, Cantab) has been Keeper of Applied Arts at the Fitzwilliam Museum since 2010, prior to which she was Associate Professor in the History of Art Department, University of Warwick (2005-10) and Rush H. Kress Fellow at Villa I Tatti (Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies; 2004-05). She has researched, lectured and published extensively on Italian Renaissance sculpture, most recently co-authoring with Paul Joannides, A Michelangelo Discovery (2015). She was awarded the Premio Salimbeni 2012 for her British Academy-funded monograph, Vulcan’s Forge in Venus’ City: The Story of Bronze in Venice, 1350-1650 (2011). She has also published on various aspects of the applied arts, including the co-authored Fitzwilliam Museum exhibition catalogue, Treasured Possessions from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment (2015). She is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and sits on the Advisory Council of VISTAS (Virtual Images of Sculpture in Time And Space, 1250-1780), the editorial board of Ricche Minere, and the Art Advisory Committee of Ely Cathedral.