Sheffield Museums Live: “Wonderful Plans! Marvellous Things!” Discovering Cecil Beaton

When
Wednesday 12 May 2021 1:00pm - 1:30pm
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Cecil Beaton, Cecil Beaton, 1933. National Portrait Gallery, London. Bequeathed by Sir Cecil Beaton, 1980 © The Cecil Beaton Studio Archive

Tune in to our Facebook page on Wed 12 May at 1pm for our next online talk!

For Christmas in 1914 10-year-old Cecil Beaton received his first camera: ‘A whole new silvery world was opened up to me’, he wrote later. This was the start of Cecil Beaton's glittering journey …

Find out more about Cecil Beaton’s life, from discovering the magic of the camera to his first tentative steps into a magical world of writers, bohemians, socialites, and aristocrats in this talk from Robin Muir, curator of Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things, opening from Thu 20 May at the Millennium Gallery.

Robin Muir previously curated Vogue 100: A Century of Style at the National Portrait Gallery in 2016. He is a Contributing Editor to British Vogue. His books include Vogue 100: A Century of Style (2016), Under the Influence: John Deakin, Photography and the Lure of Soho (2014), Vogue Model: The Faces of Fashion (2013), Vogue Covers: On Fashion’s Front Page (co-author, 2009), In Camera: Snowdon and the World of British Art (2007), The World’s Most Photographed (2005), People in Vogue: A Century of Portrait Photography (co-author, 2005), Norman Parkinson: Portraits in Fashion (2004) and David Bailey: Chasing Rainbows (2001).

If you can’t make the live broadcast, the video will be available to watch later on our Facebook Live page or on our Sheffield Museums Live archive page.

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When
Wednesday 12 May 2021 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Price
Free
How to book
No need to book
Visit our Facebook Live page at 1pm on 12 May
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