Exclusively for Members

An Exclusive Talk for Members of the Ashmolean

This event will be held online on Zoom

Booking is essential

With An Van Camp, Curator of Northern European Art

Our current exhibition, Bruegel to Rubens: Great Flemish Drawings, celebrates the intricate and precise drawing skills of Flemish artists and how drawings were used in the artist’s studio and beyond in the 16th and 17th centuries.

In this online talk An Van Camp will explore with you the exquisite details of these works which range from quick sketches to sensitive drawings from life and nature, as well as intricate cabinet miniatures.

An will delve deeper into the artists' materials and techniques, as well as the stories they wanted to tell and the significance and place of these works in the wider context of 16th and 17th century Flemish art.

The talk will be recorded, and the recording will be distributed to ticketholders following the event.

Portrait of a young girl - Flemish drawing

Study of a Young Girl, Cornelis de Vos, c.1663-5, black & red chalk on laid paper © The Phoebus Foundation, Antwerp



Tickets are £10 and the event is online only. Tickets are only available to Ashmolean Members.

This talk will take place online only, via Zoom.


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The Insights series of online talks offers Ashmolean Members an intimate look behind the scenes of the Museum's collections. Each talk is led by one of our curators, or Museum experts, and explores some of the more unusual, little-known Ashmolean treasures and special displays, as well as research projects and conservation work.

At the end of each talk there will be a Q&A session for attendees to question and exchange views with our experts.