Hi David

Thanks for sharing that - it looks really intriguing - I hope to see the exhibition when comes back to the UK over the summer.

As you have probably already seen, the Yale site includes the short intro film which is narrated by Stephen Fry which well worth the watch


Best Wishes

 - Luke

On 14-Feb-2018 12:50, David Van Edwards wrote:
               The Paston Treasure: Microcosm of the Known World

    The Paston Treasure, a huge painting from Norwich Castle, England,
    showing part of the collection of Robert Paston the Earl of Yarmouth
    c.1665 features a prominent life-size image of a 12 course lute and
    less prominently a bass viol, pochette, violin, trumpet and a tenor
    recorder. It has been the subject of a major collaborative
    investigation and the splendid exhibition that shows off the results,
    including several of the surviving objects in the painting, opens today
    Wednesday 14th Feb. in the Yale Center for British Art.


    There will be a live stream of the opening event starting at 5.30
    Eastern Seaboard time.

    For the exhibition the Lute Society http://www.lutesociety.org/ have
    lent the 12 course lute made in their 2010 summer school to display in
    a case with historic examples of each of the other instruments.

    After the showing in Yale the exhibition moves to Norwich Castle from
    July - September. https://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/norwich-castle

    From the photos I've seen the exhibition is positively sumptuous and
    admission is free!

    Best wishes,



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