THE ART OF THE CABINET with Matthew Martin

Thursday 3 Sep 2009, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM

Of all the productions of the European furniture tradition, the cabinet stands as the epitome of magnificent form and luxurious technique.  It has for centuries formed a central element in European cultures of collecting and display.  This talk explores the fascinating history of this marvellous furniture form and will be illustrated by examples drawn from The Johnston Collection as well as other Melbourne collections. 

Dr Matthew Martin is Assistant Curator - Decorative Arts & Antiquities at the National Gallery of Victoria and is the recipient of The Copland Foundation Attingham Scholarship for 2009. He is co-curator of the forthcoming Chinoiserie exhibition at the NGV.

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