JEWELLED JOURNEYS: The Art of Opulent Travel with Andrew Prince
Throughout history, travelling has been used as a way to display wealth, power and status, as well as a useful tool to control mighty subjects. Today, we take a journey as
Throughout history, travelling has been used as a way to display wealth, power and status, as well as a useful tool to control mighty subjects.
Today, we take a journey as a matter of course, not thinking much of a distance of a hundred kilometres or more. In the past it was very different as an Aristocrat had to take not only clothes, but food, furniture, cooking facilities, tents, and the like, not just for himself and family but his household as well.
In this talk, Andrew shows the many lavish and opulent accessories and modes of transport that were used by Monarchs and Aristocracy alike, to ease travel while on their seasonal “progress” to and from each other’s estates, and where diplomatic meetings turned into a contest of rivals to see who could outdo each other in the finest accommodation, jewels, silks, retinue and luggage train.
ADFAS Shoalhaven is a not for profit organisation where you can learn more about the Arts in a friendly and welcoming environment. Information on the society and the 2019 program can be found at: https://www.adfas.org.au/shoalhaven/
Included in membership ($140.00 per year) or $25.00 cash or card at the door, which includes a light supper with wine.
(Thursday) 7:30 pm
Berry School of Arts
19 Alexandra Street