From mummies to waxworks
Thursday 21 June, 6.30pm
From Mummies to Waxworks: the unnerving presence of portrait sculpture
Tickets £7 / £5
To coincide with the exhibition Presence: the Art of Portrait Sculpture, Alexander Sturgis the Museum’s Director, and author of the book that accompanies the show, explores the peculiar power of portrait sculpture. From mummies in horror films, revolutionaries attacking statues of hated dictators, to the crowds photographing themselves with their heroes at Madame Tussauds, the talk will consider the many ways in which we treat the sculpted portrait as if it were real, and consider why we do so.
To book Tel 01225 388569
Tickets for this talk include an exclusive out of hours admission, after the talk, to the exhibition Presence: The Art of Portrait Sculpture