West Country to World's End exhibition curator, Professor Sam Smiles, will focus on education and learning in the Tudor period in his keynote lecture in the Devonshire Suite at the Thistle Rougemont Hotel on Wednesday 4 December. The evening will start at 5.30pm with a private viewing of the exhibition at Exeter's Royal Albert Memorial Museum then, from 7.30 to 9pm, Professor Smiles will discuss Tudor works of art and architecture, new ideas about education, church and state and the development of historical scholarship. Sam Smiles is Emeritus Professor of Art History, University of Plymouth, and Programme Director, Art History and Visual Culture, University of Exeter. He specialises in the history of British art and has a particular interest in the contribution of Devon and Cornwall to the national picture. £12 (concessions £10) tickets are available online or from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum reception in person or by phone using a credit or debit card on 01392 265858 during opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm. The exhibition and new research were made possible through the support of The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. A fully illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition and will be on sale at the special price of £14.95 (RRP £20.00).
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