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Conserving Kauffman

This summer, we’ll be shining a light on the recent conservation of Angelica Kauffman’s Diomed and Cressida (1788) with a spotlight display.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Come and discover what it takes to care for a painting of this age, significance, and scale. The display will include a short film that documents the conservation of the painting and its frame, interwoven with historical detail about Kauffman, the Shakespeare Gallery where the painting was originally shown, and the history of Petworth itself. Angelica Kauffman was one of the most celebrated artists of her age. One of only two female founder members of the Royal Academy, she was known for her celebrity portraits and history painting, pioneering a new approach to the genre by placing the female protagonist at the heart of the action. Join us to discover more about this fascinating artist. Exhibition Room, 10 June – 24 November 2024

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This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Meeting point

The display is in the exhibition room, in the Servants Quarters.

Accessibility

There is step free access in the Servants Quarters to the exhibition room. This space is 550m from the main visitor car park. A mobility buggy runs from the car park to the Servants Quarters on request.

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Petworth Property Office

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