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KQ Virtual Private View: Witnessing Terror: French Revolutionary Prints

4 06 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

While we have to take a break from our in-person private views, we are working with curators to bring the KQ’s cultural offering to the digital realm! Join us at 3pm on Thursday 4th June for an online experience brought to you by the UCL Culture.


Join Dr Nina Pearlman, UCL Art Museum, Dr Richard Taws, UCL Art History with playwright and UCL Creative Fellow Nicola Baldwin as they offer a virtual tour of the exhibition Witnessing Terror: French Revolutionary Prints, 1792-94.

Offering a glimpse of the visual material from portraits of revolutionary martyrs to dramatic scenes of Parisian crowds, the prints provide a unique insight into how people understood life around them. Other images include objects such as paper money, passports, maps and placards deployed during this period giving a sense of what life was like for citizens of Paris.

The talk will end with a short reading of a specially commissioned play, The Duchess, giving voice to a hitherto unknown witness to the Terror of this unprecedented period in French history.


Register for the online event via Eventbrite here.


Our Virtual Events: 

The KQ’s virtual events will take place via Zoom. You do not need to download Zoom software in order to participate – there is a web browser version which works perfectly well. Once you have signed up via Eventbrite you will receive a link by email the day before the event. If you have any questions please get in touch with the KQ events team: Bhav or Jemima.

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About UCL Culture:

UCL Culture is a creative team at large and active across the university, curating and animating UCL content. UCL Culture believe in the power of open; in opening borders, eyes and minds. Their teams manage museums, theatres, collections and facilitate engagement. They bring diverse performers and audiences into the heart of UCL to energise the student experience and fuel UCL’s creative culture with cutting edge cultural experiences.


Image based on Jean-Paul Marat by Jacques-Louis Copia (after Jacques-Louis David) (detail), 1794, LDUCS-10556. Design Angela Scott ©UCL Art Museum

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