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AFTERNOON TEA AND LECTURE | COLLECTOMANIA: THE MIND OF THE COLLECTOR with Claudia Chan Shaw

Saturday 2 Dec 2023, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Your ticket includes a lecture by our special guest Claudia Chan Shaw, and an afternoon tea of petit fours and tea or Market Lane coffee, served on our delightful Wedgwood fine bone china.

What began as a childhood obsession with Humphrey Bogart led to a lifetime of collecting. Claudia Chan Shaw is a self-confessed Collectomaniac who discovered that she was not alone in her obsessions. One in three people collect something, gathering everything from Biggles books, Bakelite radios to perfume bottles and antiques.  Join Claudia as she takes us into the mind of the collector.

CLAUDIA CHAN SHAW has a multi-faceted career. She is co-host of television program, Antiques DownUnder and was co-host of ABC TV’s popular program, Collectors. Her book Collectomania: from objects of desire to magnificent obsession navigates the curious world of collectors. Claudia presents Arts Friday for 89.7fm Eastside Radio, and leads Art Deco tours around the world for the Art Gallery Society NSW. She is co-designer and director for acclaimed Australian fashion label, Vivian Chan Shaw.

This special event is supported The Friends of TJC.

This event will be delivered onsite at The Johnston Collection. NOTE: Tickets for this event do not include access to our exhibition-house, Fairhall. Guided tours of the current exhibition 'A Home of One's Own' can be booked separately.

Images: supplied by Claudia Chan Shaw

 

SOLD OUT This event is currently at capacity. If you wish to be added to the waitlist, please email visitorservices@johnstoncollection.org or call The Johnston Collection on (03) 9416 2515 and we will contact you if places become available.