Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery and the Art Fund have got together to offer public talks by Pre-Raphaelite experts Lucinda Hawksley and Franny Moyle at BMAG in 2011.
Lucinda Dickens Hawksley is the great-great-great granddaughter of Charles Dickens and a patron of the Charles Dickens Museum in London. She has written more than 20 books including Lizzie Siddal, the Tragedy of a Pre-Raphaelite Supermodel (2004). A part time lecturer as well as a writer, Lucinda is an expert in Dicken's family life.
Franny Moyle has a degree in English and History of Art from St John's College, Cambridge and is the author of Desperate Romantics. She enjoyed a career in arts programming at the BBC that culminated in her becoming the corporation's first Commissioner for Arts and Culture. She is now a freelance executive producer and writer as well as a director of the Hackney Empire.
Lucinda Hawksley's talk 'Lizzie Siddal - the Original Supermodel' will take place in the Waterhall at 2pm on Sunday 3rd July.
Franny Moyle's talk 'Sex and Death in Pre-Raphaelite Art' is in the Waterhall at 2pm on Sunday 9th October.
Tickets for both talks are £6 or £4 for Art Fund Members. Telephone 0121 303 1966 or Book Online.
If you are interested in becoming an Art Fund Member find out about the National Art Pass.