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7 December 2014
EDFAS events mailing - December 2014
  • 18 Feb 15 - The Society Lecture 2015 - The V & A at Dundee Project - illustrated talk by Philip Long, Director
  • 6-9 Oct 15 - EDFAS tour to Amsterdam
  • 18-22 May 15 - EDFAS tour to Bath and Wells, led by Neil Hynd.
The Society Lecture 2015 - The V & A at Dundee Project
illustrated talk by Philip Long, Director of V & A Dundee
18 February 2015 (Tue) - 18:15-20:30

The V & A at Dundee - Kenzo Kuma

Without doubt, one of the most significant openings of the decade in the Scottish arts scene will be the V & A at Dundee. This new museum, to be housed in a boldly-designed new building by Kenzo Kuma, is planned to open in late 2016 or early 2017. The commitment by the city of Dundee to invest in this project is a major factor in the decision by UNESCO to award Dundee the title of City of Design, the first award to a UK city, placing Dundee in company with Beijing, Berlin, Montreal, Seoul, Nagoya, Turin, Saint-Etienne, Helsinki, Bilbao and Curitiba in Brazil.

The new museum will celebrate Scotland's rich design heritage, and stimulate the development of contemporary talent. It is planned to host major exhibitions of international design after its opening.

Philip Long, Director of the V & A at Dundee, will speak about the project, a key part of the £ 1 billion project to redevelop of the Dundee waterfront, one of the most signifcant urban renewal projects in the UK in decades.

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EDFAS tour to Amsterdam - October 2015
Advance notice of a three night visit to Amsterdam to visit two refurbished art museums
6 - 9 October 2015

Just across the North Sea, in the Netherlands, two very significant art museums have recently reopened after major refurbishment. Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum reopened in April 2013 after an overhaul that stretched out over nearly a decade. This museum, much loved by the population of Amsterdam, finally reopened after a £ 300 million renewal. With the exception of Rembrandt's famous Night Watch every single painting has been moved in a spectacular rehang.

No less significant is the refurbishment of the Mauritshuis in Den Haag, reopened in June 2014. Not unlike our own National Gallery, the Mauritshuis is a compact gallery, yet with a collection of uniformly high quality, including Vermeer's famous Girl with a Pearl Earring.

We shall be based for three nights in Amsterdam, at the Bilderberg Hotel Jan Luyken, on a bed-and-breakfast basis. The tour cost, including return flights to Amsterdam, two dinners and one lunch, is £ 890.00, single supplement £ 295.00.

The tour is organised by John and Hilary Fleming, who lived in the Netherlands for eight years, and hope to share some of their love for this country. The application form will be published with the next EDFAS mailing, but, in the meantime, please do get in touch to express interest, or request further information.

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EDFAS tour to Bath and Wells
tour led by Neil Hynd
18-22 May 2015

Following on from the successes of his earlier tours, Neil Hynd's destination in 2015 is Bath, for a four-night stay. Highlights include the Victoria Art Gallery in Bath, noted for its Gainsboroughs and Rowlandsons, with a reception by the Friends of the Victoria Art Gallery, several notable country houses in the area around Bath, and a day walking around Bath. The price of the holiday is £ 650.00, based on shared rooms, and NOT including transport to and from Bath.

Please click here for the full description of the tour.The booking form, available here should be returned direct to Ian Dickson Travel service, with a non-returnable deposit of £ 200.00 per person.

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