Talk Thursday 13th June 2019 at 7 30 for 8pm JAGS Sixth Form Centre
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June 03, 07:17AM
Lectures are held in the Sixth Form Lecture Theatre, James Allen's Girls' School (off Greendale, London SE22 8TX) at 7.30 for 8.00pm.
EDITH DURHAM'S BOLD EDWARDIAN COLLECTION OF BEAUTIFUL BALKAN THINGS
Lecturer: Elizabeth Gowing
Subtitled in Edith's own words "Such costumes as I have never seen before and never shall again perhaps", the lecture is illustrated with rich fabrics and great stories. Edith's travels in the first decades of the 20th century took her across the unexplored Accursed Mountains between Kosovo, Montenegro and Albania to what are now UNESCO World Heritage sites, and through bazaars she describes as "glowing with goods". In her watercolours and seven books she recorded the objects she collected, the landscapes she visited and the people she met. She was the first female Fellow and then Vice President of the Royal Anthropological Institute.