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Salt Box Talks: Lecture Series

September 1, 2013 - October 31, 2013

This program is designed for those who would like to discover and appreciate North Hills Museum and the surrounding community. Each session will include a power point presentation on a selected theme, a guided tour of the collection where applicable and refreshments. Each lecture is $3.00 per person. A great way to spend fall Tuesdays! Registration required, call 532-2168.

Chinoiserie at North Hills:
Tuesday September 10, 2013 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, or 1:30 – 3:30 pm

One of the most important stylistic forms during the Georgian Period (1714–1830), ‘Chinese Taste’ in design was seen as exotic , fanciful, and a reaction against the ‘severity’ of Classicism. Join us as we trace its history and influence on the decorative arts; especially within the porcelain, furniture, and artifacts found at North Hills.

Keeping up with the Stuarts:
Tuesday September 24, 2013 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, or 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Join us as we travel through the English furniture styles that were popular during the Stuart period from the beginning of the reign of James I in 1603 to the end of Queen Anne’s reign in 1714. We will examine the sturdy oak construction of the Jacobean style that was prevalent from James I to Charles I; the austere designs of the Puritans; the influence of the French and Dutch in the Carolean style while Charles II was in exile; the graceful and decorative styles of furniture in the William and Mary period and finally the mastery of technique during the reign of Queen Anne. Mr. Patterson’s collection boasts many fine examples of furniture that covers the Stuart period.

Restoration and Conservation:
Tuesday October 8, 2012 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, or 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Learn about the evolution of restoration and conservation in paintings and antiques. Discover some of the techniques that museums use to maintain their collections and how they may be applicable to the preservation of your own treasures. Discussion will also include fascinating stories of conservation from the lecturer’s own experience.

Groups: If your group is interested in having its own “Salt Box Talk” at North Hills Museum, please consult our list of themes below.

  • Georgian Furniture
  • The Royal Academy of Art
  • The Grand Tour
  • The History of Stained Glass
  • The History of Frames


September 1, 2013
October 31, 2013


North Hills Museum
5065 Granville Road
Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia B0S 1K0 Canada
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