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May 2019

Museums at Night: The Huguenot Table

May 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom

The Huguenot table: Eating in Exile Migration and resettlement in a new country can have major impacts upon cultural practices and experiences. In this talk, Sara Pennell will explore how Huguenot communities found their culinary feet in their new communities in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. We are holding this talk to celebrate 'Museums at Night' This is the UK-wide festival of Lates in museums and galleries, produced by Culture24, the Brighton-based arts charity dedicated to shining a light on Britain’s sparkling…

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June 2019

Portrait of a Woman in Silk: Talk by Zara Anishanslin

June 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Portrait of a Woman in Silk: Spitalfields Designer Anna Maria Garthwaite Enigmatic Anna Maria Garthwaite (1688-1763) was one of early modern Britain’s few women silk designers. She also was one of its most prolific. A clergyman’s daughter with family connections to the Royal Society of London and Chelsea Physic Garden and a large number of Huguenot clients and friends, she had intimate ties to global natural history networks that found aesthetic expression in her design work. Her popular designs both…

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Extremes of poverty and wealth among Huguenot Refugees: Talk by Robin Gwynn

June 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom

Eminent historian of the Huguenots in Britain, Robin Gywnn, explores the wealth of a few refugees, and the dire poverty of many others. Extremes of wealth had consequences for the refugees themselves but also for their new country – and for those researching their Huguenot ancestors. While the French Protestant immigrants who headed for England in Louis XIV’s reign may have shared religious belief, they were far from one uniform group of people. In economic terms, the large majority of refugees…

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