Thursday, 30 April 2015

Maggie Giraud teams up with Fairlynch Arts Centre

Maggie Giraud

Long hidden pictures in Fairlynch’s art collection are being put on display thanks to the efforts of volunteers including locally-based freelance art historian and curator Maggie Giraud.

Maggie’s talk ‘Understanding Henri Matisse’ was chosen to round off the Museum’s AGM on 29 April. It was one of many talks which she will be giving during 2015.

A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Maggie lists her specialist topics as Renaissance Florence, the early 20th century period in Paris, and Dartington Hall, where she was employed as curator and archivist.  


High Cross House, Dartington Hall

Image credit: Ruth Sharville

Maggie was the founding curator of High Cross House at Dartington, designed by Swiss-American architect William Lescaze in 1932 and considered to be one of the UK's best examples of modernist architecture. On 20 May, at the Ken Stradling Collection Design Study Centre in Bristol, she will be giving a talk on the building and renovation of High Cross House.

Much closer to home, and starting in May, Maggie will be doing four ‘walk and talk’ sessions at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter around the ‘Eye to Image’, the exhibition of four decades of the work of Devon painter Benedict Rubbra. These are for members of the Art Fund and for Friends of RAMM, but if you would like to attend do contact the organizer through Maggie’s website at

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