Special Interest Day 1

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Tuesday 28th March 2017:  Coffee from 10am.
Starts at 10.30, until approximately 3pm.
At the ArtsHouse

Tickets £35 (to include teas/coffees and buffet lunch) on sale at lectures in January, February & March.

A day with Mark Hill: collectables and 20th century glass specialist.

march-2017-dsi-2MARK HILL is an antiques, 20th century glass and design specialist, author, publisher, TV presenter and new NADFAS lecturer.
Previously he was a specialist in the collectors departments at Sotheby’s and Bonhams in London.
Mark publishes ground-breaking books on new areas in 20thC design and the decorative arts and is co-author of the biannual international Miller’s Collectables  Price  Guides. He is one of the experts on the BBC Antiques Roadshow  and has co-presented 3 primetime antiques and interior design shows.
At major international fairs, including the Olympia Fine Art and Antiques Fair and the BADA fair, Mark is a member of the authenticity vetting committee and is also co-founder of the influential Antiques Young Guns  website and movement.
Mark is Patron of the Kings Lynn Arts Centre, a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars and a Freeman of the City of London.

The day’s programme will be as follows:

sd-spring-2017-4A lecture giving an overview of the most rapidly developing, popular and recently revealed areas in mid-20thC modern European glass. Key designers and designs of makers including Mdina Glass, Wedgewood glass and the most important Czech factories will be covered. Gallery images will allow a wider understanding of each company’s production.
Questions welcomed at the end.


Identification and valuation of glass and decorative items brought in by the audience.

Buffet Lunch



A lecture to introduce the idea of buying antiques with the intention of integrating and using them in today’s homes. The state of the antiques market and the different meanings of the word value are considered, and we take a look at what is current and  what collectors are buying, why they are buying it and how they are displaying it.

A final identification and valuation session of  items brought in by the audience. Mark natuarally has areas of expertise in the world of antiques and will not be able to comment in depth on every item. His stated aim  is to provide us with ‘informative entertainment’.

See Policies page for details of refunds and insurance, etc.