All talks were free to attend with a valid ticket.

Daily Highlight Tours

Vanessa's Top Fair Picks

Daily Tours will be held at 1.30pm from the Meeting Point

Discover a hand-picked selection of exemplary pieces available to purchase from around the Fair, where independent art advisor, Vanessa Curry and her expert team will illustrate the latest trends in decorative design and fine art purchasing. Find our more information on Vanessa Curry here.

Select the lecture title to reserve your place. All talks take place in the Club Room, Gallery Level, Olympia London

Wednesday 01 November 2017

British Institute of Interior Design
Time: 
12:30 to 13:30
Join a discussion around using art in a healthcare environment and explores the benefits and potential challenges that must be considered.
Speakers(s): 
Gilly Craft - BIID President Elect

Thursday 02 November 2017

Mall Galleries
Time: 
12:30 to 13:30
Commissioning art involves asking an artist to create something specifically for you to fit purpose and place.
Speakers(s): 
Annabel Elton - Consultant
Anna Bromwich - Art Advisor and Curator
Natural History Conservation
Time: 
14:30 to 15:30
This talk covers the artistically progressive period for British table cutlery between 1870 and 1940, and maps its evolution through a series of...
Speakers(s): 
Simon Moore - Conservator of Natural Sciences and Cutlery Historian

Friday 03 November 2017

Old Royal Naval College
Time: 
14:30 to 15:30
Learn about the conservation of the Old Royal Naval College, on of Britain's architectural wonders.
Speakers(s): 
William Palin - Conservation Director at the Old Royal Naval College

Saturday 04 November 2017

Victoria & Albert Museum
Time: 
14:30 to 15:30
Introduces developments in local and global transportation in the first half of the 20th century that enabled the expansion of empires.
Speakers(s): 
Dr. Gregory Votolato - Architect, Curator, Teacher and Writer

Sunday 05 November 2017

Museum of East Asian Art
Time: 
12:30 to 13:30
This talk focuses on when encountering new types of objects, how to equip yourself with better knowledge by actively acquiring and studying ‘...
Speakers(s): 
Dr Nicole Chiang - Curator at the Museum of East Asian Art