Roses are Red – a light-hearted look at Valentine’s Day through the collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library
Alexander Turnbull Library Curatorial Summer Series 2018 — showcasing curators over 4 successive Wednesday evenings in February. The curators talk about their research, and highlight stories from the Alexander Turnbull Library collections.
- Date: Wednesday, 14 February, 2018
Free. Booking is not required
Programme Rooms, Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon
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From flirtatious to facetious, the Alexander Turnbull Library collections contain masses of romantic images. Join curator Oliver Stead for a delightful romp through some of the most passionate pictures, intimate insights and sizzling stories the Turnbull has to offer.
About the speaker
Dr Oliver Stead has been the Curator Drawings Paintings and Prints at the Alexander Turnbull Library since October 2015. He is the author of a number of books on New Zealand art. Oliver has previously held senior and specialist roles in several collecting institutions including Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Auckland War Memorial Museum, National Library of Australia and the James Wallace Art Trust. Nan Kivell was the subject of his PhD thesis in art history.
Valentines. Image courtesy of the artist Mark Winter (Chicane)