Posted on 10th December 2014

A Scandalous History

A Scandalous History

Illegitimate children, inventories and haunted photographs will be on the cards at The Wallace Collection’s new exhibition: Collecting History. The exhibition, which centres around the ways in which the Wallace family shaped the collection from the first Marquess to Sir Richard Wallace, may not have quite the drama of an episode of Eastenders, but there is some pretty scandalous history going on there that we simply cannot wait to find out more about.

The exhibition which runs until 15th February, will feature archival material and works of art from the Hertford House Historical Collection. Expect to see prints, engravings, photographs and inventories which all add to the rich history of the museum. Combine this with a Courtyard Reception, and you will be treated to a private viewing of the exhibition, meaning you will have a perfect snap shot into the lives of these fascinating individuals.

This is the perfect exhibition for those of us who love a little bit of ancestral family gossip. If you are a fan of Downtown or simply want to know more about the history of the museum, then this is certainly one for you.

The exhibition will be open until 15th February. To book your Courtyard Reception with a private viewing, e-mail: events@wallacecollection.org. This offer is available until January 2015.

www.wallacecollection.org

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