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April 2019

Margaret Gardiner – A Life of Giving

22 April - 9 November
The Pier Arts Centre, Victoria Street
Stromness, Orkney KW16 3AA United Kingdom
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Margaret Gardiner was born on 22 April 1904. An early activist against fascism and war, in 1936 she became honorary secretary of For Intellectual Liberty, a rallying point throughout the Second World War for writers, artists and academics in active defence of peace, liberty and culture.

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July 2019

Artbooks for all, from Vienna to London, Panel Discussion 

18 July 12:00 pm
St George Street Gallery, Sotheby’s, 1-2 St George Street
London, W1R 9DJ United Kingdom
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Elly Miller, daughter of Béla Horovitz, co-founder of the Phaidon Press, and Constance Kaine, daughter of Walter Neurath, co-founder of Thames & Hudson, will be in conversation with Anna Nyburg, who has researched the histories of both publishing houses.

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The Realities of Restitution, Panel Discussion

19 July 11:00 am
St George Street Gallery, Sotheby’s, 1-2 St George Street
London, W1R 9DJ United Kingdom
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Richard Aronowitz will illustrate the lengthy process of provenance research at Sotheby’s, Shauna Isaac will discuss her family’s landmark restitution victory – United States vs Portrait of Wally, René Gimpel will shed light on a current case involving his family, and Abby Brindley will offer a legal view.

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Navigating the Art World, Panel Discussion

23 July 12:00 pm
St George Street Gallery, Sotheby’s, 1-2 St George Street
London, W1R 9DJ United Kingdom
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Amanda Gray, Partner, and Jon Sharples, Associate, both of Art Law, Mishcon de Reya LLP and Tom Christopherson, former European General Counsel at Sotheby’s, Legal Consultant at Bonhams, and Head of Art and Law Studies at Sotheby's Institute of Art and Gilane Tawadros from DACS, will discuss how those entering the art market can best navigate this world - from the very start of their careers to ensuring their standing in the longer term.

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To Catch an Art Thief

24 July 11:00 am
St George Street Gallery, Sotheby’s, 1-2 St George Street
London, W1R 9DJ United Kingdom
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Richard ‘Dick’ Ellis, former head of New Scotland Yard’s Art Squad, will unravel the intricacies in finding and recovering stolen art. He will reveal how his leads include an international network of both law enforcement officials and criminals. Dick has solved several high profile cases including the theft of Edvard Munch’s The Scream from Norway’s National Gallery, and Audubon’s Birds of America lifted from the State Library in St. Petersburg.

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September 2019

Germano Facetti: A Nazi labour camp survivor who revolutionised British book design

10 September 6:30 pm
Italian Cultural Institute in London, 39 Belgrave Square
London, SW1X 8NX United Kingdom
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The Italian Cultural Institute celebrates Germano Facetti: a Nazi labour camp survivor who changed the face of publishing in Britain.

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20:20 vision

14 September - 30 October
London College of Communication, Elephant and Castle SE1 6SB United Kingdom + Google Map

20:20 vision is a dynamic arts and community legacy project from not-for-profits Salusbury WORLD Refugee Centre and FotoDocument, which celebrates the contribution of refugees to the UK. The work focuses on 20 children from diverse backgrounds who arrived in the UK circa 1999 and casts a long lens over their lives and achievements fast forwarding 20 years later to 2019.

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Insiders/Outsiders: Refugee Dancers from Nazi Europe and their Contribution to British Culture

14 September 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
The Performance Hub, WALSALL Campus, University of Wolverhampton, Gorway Rd
Walsall, West Midlands WS3 3EZ United Kingdom
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This one-day symposium will examine the contribution of refugee dancers from Nazi Europe and their contribution to British Culture.

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Maurice Blik: Exhibition & Artist’s Talk

16 September - 20 September
Bowman Sculpture, , 6 Duke Street, St James’s SW1Y 6BN
London, SW1Y 6BN United Kingdom
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After decades of making sculpture, in the last two years, Maurice Blik has identified a unique and personal way of working to externalise his thoughts and feelings.  Now his sculptures leap, dance, stride, walk, hurry, peer, to express what it feels like to be alive.

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On Anna Gmeyner and Elisabeth de Waal: Talk

17 September 6:00 pm
Persephone Books, 59 Lamb’s Conduit Street
London, WC1N 3NB United Kingdom
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£10

Dr Nadia Valman, senior lecturer in the Department of English at Queen Mary University of London, will give a talk on Anna Gmeyner and Elisabeth de Waal

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Refugees in the Rag Trade

18 September
University of London Senate House, Room 243, Malet Street
London, London WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
Free

Lecture given by member of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies, based at the Institute for Modern Languages Research, University of London

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The Life of Herbert Bier through his Archive

23 September 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wallace Collection, Wallace Collection, Hertford House, Manchester Square
London, W1U 3BN
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This will be a chance to view the archive material and hear a talk on the life of the art dealer Herbert Bier (1905-1981) in the Visitors’ Library at the Wallace Collection.

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