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13:00 - 16:30 24 May 2016

Revolution under a King


IAS Common Ground, South Wing | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

It is well-known that a chain of key historical events characterised the French Revolution, making it effectively the biggest political media event of its time. These events were communicated throughout Europe in print culture, and the combination of image and text - employed extensively in newspapers and graphic works - made for powerful satire and caricature. It is however often overlooked that the pivotal moment, the Fall of the Bastille, was in fact followed by three years in which the king of France still nominally presided over the dissolution of the old feudal order. It is this period that is the focus of the exhibition Revolution Under a King in UCL’s Art Museum.

Join exhibition curator Dr Richard Taws from UCL History of Art, and others, for a discussion and refreshments from 1-2pm before viewing the exhibition in UCL Art Museum.


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