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Souvenirs of the Grand Tour

17 October 2018, 11:00

Matthew Winterbottom, Curator of Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the Ashmolean Museum, explores the Museum’s Britain and Italy Gallery, where a large part of the collection was acquired by people on the Grand Tour.

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Matthew Winterbottom

Matthew Winterbottom


Matthew has over 25 years’ experience working with and researching European decorative arts of the 16th-21th centuries. He started his career at the Victoria & Albert Museum as an Assistant Curator in the Metalwork and the Furniture and Woodwork Departments. This was followed by 7 years as Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts at the Royal Collection. Whilst there, he co-curated several major exhibitions at The Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace and wrote the Official Guide to Windsor Castle. He was subsequently appointed C... Read Full Biography

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