Angela Clare: Interpreting Anne Lister of Shibden Hall in Museums and the Media

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Part of the 2019 Summer Festival

June 08th 2019 07:30pm - 09:00pm

Part of the 2019 Summer Festival

In 1820, when Patrick Brontë and his family moved into the Parsonage, just ten miles away, Anne Lister (1791-1840) was resident at Shibden Hall near Halifax. Anne would fully inherit Shibden Hall and Estate by 1836 and as the Brontës were writing their first stories and poems, Anne was busy running her estate, travelling the world and recording everything in minute detail in her five-million word diaries.  In this special event, Angela Clare, Collections Manager for Calderdale Museums Service which looks after Shibden Hall, will talk about Anne’s life and legacy and how her writings and story have been shared and interpreted over the last two centuries in print, radio, television and in the museum of Shibden Hall itself.

Angela Clare has over fifteen years’ experience working in museums including eight years at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds and the Tower of London working on various interpretation projects and exhibitions. Angela now works for Calderdale Museums, which manage Shibden Hall, Bankfield Museum, the Duke of Wellington’s Regimental Museum, Smith Art Gallery and Heptonstall Museum, on various collections projects, gallery changes and developments, a wide range of exhibitions, publications and films, all to improve access and engagement with collections and history.
Tickets £10/£8 concessions. Available here or by calling 01535 640192 from Tuesday 30 April.
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