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Audio-described tour and handling session: ‘Charles I’



Monday 5 March 2018
9 — 11am

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Charles I: King and Collector

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Photo by Roy Matthews

An event for blind and partially sighted visitors. Join us for an audio described tour of the exhibition, followed by refreshments and a handling session.

In the 17th century, King Charles I amassed one of the most extraordinary art collections of his age, acquiring works by some of history’s finest artists – including Mantegna and Holbein– as well as commissioning leading artists of the time such as Van Dyck and Rubens.

The impressive collection was sold off and scattered across Europe following the execution of Charles I in 1649. While many works were retrieved by his son, Charles II during the Restoration, some now form the core of museums such as the Louvre in Paris and the Prado in Madrid. Our exhibition Charles I: King and Collector marks the first time the works in the King’s collection have ever been seen together.

Join us for this early morning tour and handling session, as we celebrate this collection reunited in all its glory.

This event includes refreshments and volunteer support is provided.

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Monday 5 March 2018

9 — 11am

Meet in the Front Hall, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly.

Free, booking required.