The Kirker Spring Lecture at the RGS 2019

14 May 2019

Kirker Holidays

The Kirker Spring Lecture at the RGS

in aid of Venice in Peril Fund

Edmund de Waal

“The Ghetto of Venice - A Place of Exchange”


Tuesday, 14th May 2019

Doors open 6pm, lecture begins 7pm


The Royal Geographical Society

1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR
(Visitor entrance is on Exhibition Road, nearest tube station South Kensington)

Tickets: £20 *SOLD OUT*

(to include a glass of Prosecco before the lecture)

A donation will be made to Venice in Peril

Edmund de Waal

Edmund de Waal, OBE is an artist and author, best known for his award-winning 2010 book, The Hare with Amber Eyes, which traces the story of his family’s collection of 264 netsuke hidden from the Nazis and passed down through five generations of the Ephrussi family. His second book, The White Road was published in 2015 and follows the history of porcelain from the hills of China to the potters of England.

He is also an acclaimed ceramic artist, and has made installations for Tate Britain, the Fitzwilliam Museum and the V&A, as well as Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum, Kunsthaus Graz and New York’s Gagosian Gallery. Edmund is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Trustee of the V&A Museum, and Senior Fellow of the Royal College of Art.

Venice in Peril Fund is a UK charity which raises funds for the conservation of monuments, works of art and buildings across the city and its islands. In support of its conservation work, Venice in Peril also promotes a deeper understanding of Venice – its complex history, the contribution it has made to world culture and the challenges it faces today – to encourage responsible and informed engagement with the city. You can become involved in this continuing work by joining as a Friend or donating to our projects. To find out more please visit and subscribe to the e-newsletter.

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