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An Evening with Paul Atterbury

Thursday, November 11th, 2010
Paul Atterbury
Paul Atterbury

The Antiques Roadshow has been on our televisions screens for over three decades. As a nation our fascination with valuable antiques once found in the loft and hidden behaind a sofa keep viewers ritually coming back for more every Sunday evening.

Presenters and experts have come and gone. However, Mr Paul Atterbury, has been a mainstay on the experts panel for 14 years.

Despite working in the “Miscellaneous” section, Paul specialises in the art, architecture, design and decorative arts of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

The Biography of Paul Atterbury

Trained as a graphic designer, Paul went on to study art history and then worked for Sotheby Publications, as an historical advisor for Royal Doulton and then as editor of Connoisseur magazine.

For the past 19 years he has been a freelance writer, lecturer, broadcaster and exhibition curator, for the V&A Museum. His recent exhibitions there include Pugin: A Gothic Passion (1994) and Inventing New Britain: The Victorian Vision (2001).

Mr Atterbury also has close links with our very own Dorchester.

Want to meet him?

Dorset County Museum is playing host to an evening Paul Atterbury on the 12 November.

The evening promises to be filled will entertaining stories and tales from behind the scenes of the BBC’s hugely popular series.

Tickets cost £5.00

Location: Dorset Museum

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