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Bite Size Talk: The Power of Portraiture

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Our Curator introduces an exhibition of the oldest and most cohesive group of artworks in the Museum fine art collection.

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Join Museums Worcestershire curators on the 2nd Tuesday of each month for a series of talks about the collections.

Curator Kate Banner introduces an exhibition of the oldest and most cohesive group of artworks in the Museum fine art collection - a series of portraits depicting historic figures such as Henry VIII and Erasmus.

Online bite size talks are approximately 15 minutes long.

This event will run online. Registration is compulsory - you will be emailed the online link before the event.

Please consider making a donation:

Online talks are free but donations are welcomed (suggested donation £3 - the usual fee for Bite Size Talks). Donations can be made via this link (donations are taken by Worcester City Council but 100% of the funds will come to Museums Worcestershire). Simply choose 'Museums' and 'Donations' to City Art Gallery & Museum from the drop down options - we appreciate any contribution you can make to help us continue the work that we do during this time.

If you prefer, you can also send a cheque payable to Worcester City Council to: Henrietta Rusnak, Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum, Foregate Street, Worcester, WR1 1DT

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Tues 13 July , 1,30pm - The Voyages of HMS Rattlesnake

Find out more about HMS Rattlesnake's adventures and the objects it brought back to Worcester.

Tues 10 August, 1,30pm - Worcester Life Stories

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Tues 12 October, 1.30pm - China Clay, Cornwall with artist Kurt Jackson

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Tues 9 November, 1.30pm - The Founders of the City Museum

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