Chester Decorative & Fine Arts Society

A Member Society of NADFAS


Welcome to Chester DFAS

We meet during the lecture season from September to June
on the third Tuesday of each month at 11am or 2pm
at Chester Zoo Lecture Theatre, Upton-by-Chester.
Doors open at 10.15am for the morning session
and 1.15pm for the afternoon session.
Tea and Coffee are available before the start of the lecture.

Tuesday 20 June 2017
The Mediæval Guildhall and Guildhall Art Gallery
Lecturer: Ian Swankie   
In the centre of the City of London stands its ancient headquarters, the mediæval Guildhall. The present building dates from 1411 and is still in use. The whole building stands on the site of London's Roman amphitheatre. The City of London has been commissioning and acquiring art for 350 years and now owns a vast and diverse collection. The lecture will describe the Guildhall exterior and interior and then move to the adjacent Guildhall Art Gallery. We will look at paintings from the 17th and 18th Centuries as well as the sparkling Victorian collection. The Gallery also owns many 20th Century works.

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