Sheffield Museums Live: Lady Mary Wortley Montagu – Beyond the Portrait

When
Thursday 1 July 2021 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Price
Free
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Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, 1718, by Jonathan Richardson the elder. Purchased with the assistance of the V&A Purchase Grant Fund, 1977.

Tune in to our Facebook page on Thu 1 Jul at 1pm for our next online talk!

Take a closer look at our portrait of the 18th century literary figure and medical pioneer, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, with Corinna Henderson, Curatorial Trainee with Sheffield Museums.

Radical, outspoken, and yet somewhat overshadowed by her male counterparts in the history books, it was Lady Mary who first campaigned to bring the method of vaccination against disease to England. In this talk, we will take a detailed look at Lady Mary’s portrait from the collection at the Graves Gallery and explore her written accounts of living in Turkey in the early 1700s, where she originally observed the method of engrafting – an early form of inoculation – first-hand.

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
Thursday 1 July 2021 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Price
Free
How to book
No need to book
Visit our Facebook Live page at 1pm on 1 July
Theme
Talks and tours
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