Art Treasures of Eton College

Pick up a free entry map in Brewhouse Yard, at the end of Baldwin’s Shore off Eton High Street, and follow the trail for a unique opportunity to see the art treasures held by Eton College. 

In particular:

The Verey Gallery situated in the heart of the historic Foundation area of the school, where there will be a private view of the special exhibition Creative Destruction: Volcanoes inspiring art and science.  Highlights of this display include large-scale drawings by Emma Stibbon RA documenting her investigations into volcanic sites, and the Eton College copy of Sir William Hamilton’s Campi Phlegraei (1776), lavishly illustrated with hand-coloured etchings after gouache drawings by Peter Fabris

Eton Museum of Antiquities to view classical pottery collected by Hamilton in the 1780s, then British Ambassador to the Kingdom of Naples

Eton Natural History Museum where volcano workshops for children will be held throughout the afternoon

Time: 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Ticket Price: Free

Picture:

Ropy Pahoehoe by Emma Stibbon RA, ink and volcanic ash on paper
Photographed by Stuart Bunce

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