Jan 152022
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Courtesy: American Museum in Britain

In this online talk, Bristol historian Andrew Foyle tells the story of a remarkable gay couple and the museum they founded – the American Museum & Gardens in Bath.

Dallas Pratt was the grandson of a US oil magnate with a thirst for learning and access to a vast fortune. John Judkyn was a middle-class Midlander, furniture restorer and antique dealer with impeccable taste.

From their chance meeting in 1937 until John’s tragic early death, their love and lives embodied a passion for collecting which inspired them to create the American Museum in Britain at Claverton Manor near Bath.

Wednesday 16th February 2022, 7pm to 8pm

This free online talk is hosted by Bristol’s M Shed Museum in partnership with the American Museum & Gardens and OutStories Bristol.

Pre-booking is essential. For full details and to book your ticket click this link to M Shed’s website.

Although it is free, M Shed would be grateful if you make a donation when booking.

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