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The Wallingford Historical and Archaeological Society – Marie-Louise Kerr “Oxfordshire on Canvas”
Marie-Louise’s presentation ‘Oxfordshire on Canvas’ is a visual tour of Oxfordshire which looks at how artists, both national and local, have captured our beautiful area and been influenced by it. Some of the artists included are:
- George Dunlop Leslie (who lived and painted in Wallingford)
- Paul Nash (who created many works featuring The Wittenham Clumps)
- John Piper (whose works are celebrated at the River & Rowing Museum)
Marie-Louise’s background is in Ancient History, but she has looked after social history collections, military collections, textile collections and history of science collections as well as archaeology and art.
She has over 15 years’ experience in the heritage sector. Working as a Curator, she looked after museum collections and developed exhibitions around the country. Marie-Louise regularly gave curator’s talks and tours and always enjoyed the interaction with visitors and audiences of all backgrounds and ages. She loves researching artefacts and sharing the stories she uncovers, getting people passionate about history. Setting up her own public speaking business, ‘Curator Without Museum’, seemed a good next step.
For further information on how to attend this talk, the TWHAS 2022 programme and how to become a member of the TWHAS, please visit the TWHAS website on www.twhas.org.uk