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The Christmas Story through National Gallery Pictures Caroline MacDonald Haig Wednesday 21 November 2018

Caroline is a Design and Decorative Arts journalist and author and a  London Blue Badge Guide, specialising in themed tours for American Museums and Art Galleries. Her specialist subjects include the history of glass and London's history, galleries, museums and architecture. She is a freelance lecturer for Adult Education Groups. She enjoys devising tours, lecturing and study days based in and around London.

Caroline will be talking about the Christmas Story through the ages from before the Reformation where there was rich imagery and fabulous stories of saints. The Counter Reformation in the mid 16th century saw Catholic art stripped of its colour which was regarded as superstitious fabrication. Through these paintings we can see how Western European art developed in Italy and the Netherlands.