www.nadfas.org.ukNADFAS REVIEW / SPRING 2010 6 NATIONAL NEWSResults of the hunt for the St George's Chapel Banners.8 NATIONAL EVENTSDetails of Judy Rudoe's lecture on Victorian jewellery.10 ARTS NEWS Has Shakespeare's wedding chalice been found?14WHAT'S ONGallery exhibitions taking place across the UK this spring.18AREA COURSESA nationwide programme of NADFAS courses.22FINE DININGPhilippa Glanville explains how an exhibition of tableware at the Harley Gallery gives insight into how the Dukes of Portland entertained.26DRAWING ATTENTIONHugo Chapman looks at the way Renaissance artists experimented using drawings and sketches, the subject of a new British Museum exhibition.30FROM FURNACE TO FILMExploring the work of the Roman Glassmakers.34UP ON THE ROOFA Patricia Fay Bursary winner talks about mastering the ancient art of thatch.Clockwise fromtop left: Mosaicglass recreatedby the RomanGlassmakers(p30); JoshSharman,apprenticethatcher (p34); thelost world ofLeptis Magna(p46).ContentsSpring 2010THE NADFAS GIFT CATALOGUE CAN BE FOUND ON PAGE 5438BETWEEN THE LINESWinners of the 2009 Chairman's Competition for Young Arts.39A FINE BALANCEDan Evanson the challenges faced when judging the Sir Trenchard Cox scholarship.40ACCESS ALL AREASDetails of the sponsors who will be attending the AGM and ADM.42SPARKLING CONVERSATIONJudy Rudoegives a synopsis of her fascinating new book on Victorial jewellery.46TOURSExploring the Libyan sites of Cyrene and Leptis Magna, plus a round-up of 2010 tour highlights from NADFAS tour affiliates.52 EDUCATION, EDUCATION, EDUCATION...The work of the Education Department at NADFAS House.57OFFERS Exclusive offers for NADFAS members.58SOCIETIES NEWSThe latest news from local and overseas Societies.66CROSSWORDThis issue's brain teaser.
6NADFAS REVIEW / SPRING 2010www.nadfas.org.ukNEWSNational NewsNational Association headlines and updates, plus news from our sponsors and members' letters Heritage Volunteers star in new Ecclesiastical magazineReaders are encouraged to lookout for the new annualnewsletter from insurance groupEcclesiastical which features anin-depth article about a group ofNADFAS Heritage Volunteers.Due out soon, ASPECTmagazine, as featured in the lastissue of the Review, looksbehind the scenes at the workdone by Heritage Volunteersfrom the Greater London Area inrestoring important books fromLambeth Palace Library, a dutythey have been performing forthe past decade. For more on afascinating exhibition celebratingthe Library's 400th anniversary,see page 14.Of special interest to readersof NADFAS Review, themagazine will go behind thescenes at Lambeth Palace andexplore the wonderful work thatNADFAS Heritage Volunteershave contributed in the library.It will also tackle the artmarket with essential facts andfigures, and provide an insightinto the tastes and preferencesof luminaries such as NADFASPresident Christopher Lloyd andEnglish Heritage Chief Executiveand former NADFAS VicePresident Simon Thurley. Ecclesiastical has its roots inthe Church of England and hasdeveloped a great deal of expertisein valuing and insuring oldbuildings - skills it employs in itsspecialist insurance for historichouses. It has also established aFine Art team who work in tandemwith the buildings experts toprovide insurance to privatecollectors and homeowners.If you want to receive a freecopy of ASPECT, please emailClaire.Niewiarowski@ecclesiastical.com or write to Claire atEcclesiastical, 19-21 Billiter Street,London EC3M 2RY, with your fullname and address.Pictured:Members of DulwichDFAS, Westminster DFAS,Wimbledon DFAS and PutneyDFAS at work on the books atLambeth Palace LibraryPhotography: Richard Proctor; Art Direction: Georgina Rhodes