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One Bukantas and a pair of Emmersons

6 December 2006 by Billy

Casablanca Cabinet

Casablanca Cabinet

I’ve been catching up with a podcast backlog –  there are three recently recorded gallery talks now available to download.

Curator of Fine Art, Ann Bukantas (mp3/transcript/links) takes an extended look at Helen Chadwick’s ‘Viral Landscapes’, a recent addition to the Walker Art Gallery‘s permanent collection.

Head of Decorative Arts, Robin Emmerson, found time last month to deliver object of the month talks at both the Walker and the Lady Lever Art Gallery.

At the Walker, Robin spoke about Ettore Sotsass’ ‘Casablanca Cabinet’  (mp3/transcript/links). The cabinet is displayed in the gallery’s cafe, outside the entrance to the Craft and Design gallery, and there is a lot of background noise on the recording from the lunchtime crowds.

The next day Robin was at the Lady Lever to deliver his talk on the ‘Moor Park mantelpiece’ (mp3/transcript/links). Robin begins his talk by admitting that he knew little about the object when he was asked to deliver the talk.

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