Geffrye Museum Study Day: ‘At Home with the World’

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As part of their current exhibition At Home With the World, the Geffrye Museum is hosting a study day on 19th May, at which historians, specialists and curators will explore the themes of the exhibition in greater depth.

Topics discussed on the day will range from the development of Tudor and Stuart Gardens to orientalist interior decoration in the Victorian home. In one of the talks, Helen Wakely, Archivist, Wellcome Library, will draw upon our collections to reveal ‘A Global Reader’s Digest’ – showing how health literature and recipe books from the 17th and 18th centuries reveal domestic responses in England to new global commodities, ideas and tastes.

More details on the study day are available from the Geffrye Museum’s website (pdf).

Image: A girl pours coffee from a cup into a saucer. Colour halftone from an engraving by L. Marin, (Wellcome Library no. 25219i)

Ross Macfarlane

Ross Macfarlane is the Research Engagement Officer at the Wellcome Library.

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