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The Arts Society Dukeries

24th February 2021
The Arts Society Dukeries

Well-known antiques expert Mark Hill, a familiar face on BBC Antiques Roadshow, will be the speaker at The Arts Society Dukeries’ next virtual meeting on Wednesday 3rd March. Titled ‘Undressing Antiques’, the lecture is at 10.30am for an 11.00am start. It will last about an hour and is open to non-members for a small fee.
Join auctioneer Mark for a persuasive introduction to buying antiques and integrating and using them in today’s homes. The state of the antiques market and the different meanings of the word value are considered, and the group will take a look at what current and future generations of collectors are buying, why they are buying it and how they are displaying it.
Mark has lectured across the world, including at the V&A in London, and contributed to many newspapers, magazines, radio and TV programmes. He is a miscellaneous antiques expert on the BBC Antiques Roadshow.
If you have an interest in the arts, you might be interested in joining The Arts Society Dukeries. They normally hold monthly lecture meetings at the Civic Centre, Carlton, as well as two extra special interest study days, trips out to places of interest and a holiday for members. Their newsletters and national magazines are continuing.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, they are continuing to offer members a varied programme of arts lectures via Zoom technology. These are arranged until the summer, though the speakers concerned could attend in person, should they be able to meet back at the Civic Centre, Carlton.
Their April lecture is on Wednesday 7th April at 11.00am and is called ‘From Venice to Sheffield – John Ruskin, his passion for art’. The speaker is Simon Seligman.
For further details on the group’s Zoom lecture programme, please call chairman Suzanne on 01909 290488 or visit