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London Craft Week Lunchtime Talks

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Leighton House Museum

12 Holland Park Road

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Experts in Conversation at Leighton House Museum: Two Lunchtime Talks


Wednesday 9 May, 12.30-1.30pm

Luke Hughes of Luke Hughes Furniture and Daniel Robbins, Senior Curator of Leighton House Museum, discuss the making of a copy of Lord Leighton’s original dining room sideboard. Made possible thanks to the support of the Finnis Scott Foundation and The Friends of Leighgton House.

Daniel Robbins has overseen two phases of award wining restoration to Leighton House Museum and the return of major works by the artist to the Musem's collection. Between 2014-17 he curated a series of major international exhibtions at the Museum. With the support of the Finnis Scott Foundation and The Friends of Leighton House Daneil was able to commission the making of Leighton's sideboard.

Luke Hughes started his one man workshop ion 1981. In 2011 the compnay celebrated its 30th anniversary and today continues to focus on special architectural projects, academic institutions, and religious buildings. Past projects have included: the completion of the re-ordering of Leicester Cathedral for the reinterment of King Richard III; the Song School at Westminster Abbey; work for Oxford and Cambridge universities and the British Museum amongst others.


Thursday 10 May. 12.30-1.30pm

Leather expert, Bill Amberg, and Agnieszka Dobrowolska on establishing a leather workshop for women in the cemeteries of Cairo’s City of the Dead.

Bill Amberg, regarded as one of Britain's leading craftsmen, set up his first leather studio in London in 1985. Today Bill Amberg Studio is a thriving artisans’ collective creating furniture and interiors for cultural institutions, large-scale architectural projects and private residences.

Agnieszka Dobrowolska trained as an architect and founded the Egyptian-registered practice ARCHINOS Architecture. She has extensive experience in architectural design for historic settings, particularly for adaptive reuse, museum displays and archaeological site presentation. Since 1996, she has directed architectural conservation projects in Egypt commissioned by foreign funding agencies and the Government of Egypt.

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