Lunchtime Lecture with Polly Putman


  • 11 February 2019

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Price: £10, including a light lunch


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Our member-only lunchtime lectures are a great way to hear from the people who work behind the scenes at the palaces. In February, Historic Royal Palaces Collections Curator Polly Putman will be delivering her talk Victoria: the Making of an Icon. She is the lead curator of a major new exhibition at Kensington Palace which will open on the 200th year anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria.

This lecture will take place in the Garden Room at Hampton Court Palace.


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