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All visits arranged for delegatesto the 2011 AGM in Scotlandare interesting andentertaining. Some have nearly soldout but the local committee promisesno one will be disappointed.At Jupiter Artland we will becatered for exclusively. This is awonderful opportunity to see thisprivate collection of famoussculptures in a beautiful woodlandspace. Walking shoes are required,but it's not a difficult walk. Thesight of the Charles Jenckslandform celebration bisecting thedriveway sets an amazing scene.At Winton House, Sir Francisand Lady Ogilvie will welcome usto their family home. One of thefinest houses of the Anglo-ScotsRenaissance, it contains a superbcollection of paintings, porcelainand furniture. A delightfulentertainment introduces us to theGeorgian world of Jane Austen -perhaps not truly 'undressing MrDarcy', but dramatically revealinghis contemporary lifestyle.We are lucky to be escortedround Stirling Castle by a guidewhose knowledge is second tonone. Together with the West DeanTapestry Studio in West Sussex,castle weavers have undertakenthe weaving of seven tapestriesbased on medieval tapestries ondisplay in New York's MetropolitanMuseum of Art. These, depictingthe Hunt of the Unicorn, arethought to be similar to a set listedin a castle inventory from 1539,'the historie of the unicorne'. Thenew tapestries will hang on thewalls of the Queen's Inner Hallwhere Mary de Guise held court.We then visit the nearby Church ofthe Holy Rude where a specialistguide will be joined by StirlingDFAS Church Recorders who willdisplay this Church Record.The newly arranged walking tourof The Royal Mile and ourprivileged entrance to Archers'Hall, together with the other visits,give a special insight into places inand around Edinburgh. For moreinformation or to download abooking form for the AGM events,visit www.nadfas.org.ukCROSSING BORDERS, CROSSING TIME, ASHMOLEAN MUSEUMLECTURE AND TOURPlease complete the form below in block capitals, mark your envelope'Ashmolean' and return to Jessica Barr, NADFAS House, 8 Guilford Street,London WC1N 1DA (Tel: 020 7430 0730). Please include large SAE.Title:.... Name: ............................................................Address: ............................................................. Post Code: ...............Telephone: .................. Email: ...........................I would like the following tickets: Lecture and tour£49 ticket Quantity .......................Optional cream tea £8.50Quantity ......................I enclose a cheque for £ ................... payable to NADFAS or debit my Mastercard/Visa/Maestro/Delta (delete as appropriate)Card no.???????????????????Start date????Expiry date????Security code???(last three digits on back of card)For Switch/Maestro: 'Valid From' date ................................. Issue no. ..........Signature ............................................... Date ..............www.nadfas.org.ukNADFAS REVIEW / WINTER 2010 9EVENTSThe new Ashmolean Museum in Oxford -'Crossing Borders, Crossing Time': lecture and tourThursday 7 April 2011 from 10.15am-4pm Exeter College, Oxford University/Ashmolean Museum10.45-12.00: Anton Gabszewiczon Early English Porcelain 12.15-13.45: Lunch in Exeter'sHall14.00-16.00: Ashmolean visit16.15-17.15: Tea in TrinityCollege (optional)The new £61m extension tothe Ashmolean Museumfeatures 39 newinterconnected galleries and aninnovative method of displayingobjects to illuminate the theme'Crossing Borders, Crossing Time'.This demonstrates links overcenturies between peoples ofdiffering cultures who learned newideas and technologies from eachother. To illustrate this newperspective, in nearby ExeterCollege distinguished internationalspecialist in European ceramicsAnton Gabszewicz will lecture onthe evolution of Early EnglishPorcelain, exploring its origins inChina and Japan, tracing thethread of its development throughthe Middle East to Medici Florence,Meissen and Sèvres and thence toChelsea and Bow. During theafternoon small groups will have aone-hour guided tour of theAshmolean's treasures, including,but not concentrating on,ceramics. The museum also offersa choice of self-guided tours (egceramics, 18th-century countryhouse, textiles and archaeology),which members may follow for theremainder of their visit, or they maybrowse at will if they prefer.Optional tea (cream tea andcake) will be available at TrinityCollege whose gardens will also beopen to members (cost £8.50). Brandenburg Spring ChoralFestival, Allegri Miserere18 March 2011 at 2pm The Queen's Chapel of the Savoy, Savoy Hill Strand, WC2R 0DAThe concert will begin with a talk by the Chaplain, The Reverend Professor Peter Galloway OBE, about the history of this unique building. Tickets for unreserved seating are £15. Cheques should be made payable to Oxford Concert Promotions Ltdand sent to: Brandenburg Spring Choral Festival, 9 Queen Anne's Terrace, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 7HR To make an online payment visit:www.brandenburgchoralfestival.comExeter College offers overnightaccommodation from £60 perperson - contact the college direct(Meena Rowland 01865 279654 ormeena.rowland@exeter.ox.ac.uk).10.15-10.45: Registration,Exeter CollegeCancellation policy: A refund, minus an administration charge of £5, will bemade until two weeks prior to the event booked.

Hitchcock, The Mountain Eagle,which Hitchcock himself describedas "truly awful". It was Hitchcock'ssecond feature film, and would joinhis early classics Blackmail(1929)and Easy Virtue, featuring IsabelJeans and Franklin Dyall, pictured above. 10NADFAS REVIEW / WINTER 2010www.nadfas.org.ukARTS NEWSArts NewsArts and heritage updates from around the country. Compiled by Simon Tait'Big Vault' to save film heritage gets go-aheadSheffieldforced toaxe majorV&A showMuseums Sheffield has had to axea major exhibition, The Golden Ageof Couture: Paris and London1947-1957, which should haveopened at the Millennium Gallerynext April, because of costpressures. "An exhibition of this scalecomes with considerable upfrontcosts," explained Chief ExecutiveNick Dodd. "In this climate of economicuncertainty, with the possibility ofsignificant further cuts to publicspending, Museums Sheffield isnot in a position to guarantee thefull costs needed to mount theexhibition without puttingunacceptable strain on the city'smuseums service. "It is our duty to act prudently tobest safeguard Sheffield'smuseums and galleries and, sadly,commitment to projects of this sizecannot be justified in thesestraitened times." The exhibition was to have comefrom the V&A. The decision followsa rescue of Museums Sheffield by the city council in August after a portion of a grant cut of£172,000 was restored to avoid a budget crisis. Above:Sheffield's MillenniumGalleries has found itself subjectto cost pressuresA new £25m underground 'BigVault' to conserve the volatile andpriceless archive of film held by theBritish Film Institute is to go aheadafter the government confirmed itsfunding of the scheme. Work hasalready begun and it will open inthe West Midlands late next year. The archive is celebrating its75th anniversary this year with anappeal for its 75 "most wanted"missing films, dating from 1913 toas recently as 1973. Early cellulosenitrate prints, still in use until 1951,contained small amounts of silverso that many films were melteddown in order to extract theprecious metal. Studios deliberately destroyedsome so that they could get rightsto remake the titles, but many havesurvived in cupboards, attics andcellars. In particular, the institute islooking for an early black andwhite silent movie by AlfredWandsworth gets its museum back Wandsworth Museum, designatedfor closure when the local authoritydecided to cancel its funding, hasreopened in the borough's formercentral library thanks to privatedonations. The new museum, which hastaken over the collections of theold one, has been funded by localmillionaire Michael Hinze. Itincludes a cafe which doubles as amuseum gallery. Director AndrewLeitch said that although he had tocharge £8 annual membership foradmission, he would also rely onvolunteers, who he hopes willnumber 300 in a year's time.