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First speaker – Associate Professor Thomas McLean, Otago University – 27th June at the Cromwell Museum

The Winter Series commences on Sunday 27th June 3 – 5 pm at the Museum with a presentation by Associate Professor in English Thomas McLean from Otago University.

His talk titled ‘In Search of Cromwell: The Legacy of a Forgotten Painting’ will examine the history of the once famous painting by Thomas Maguire Cromwell Refusing the Crown of England.

In 2019 a large Victorian print of this painting came up for auction in Dunedin, sparking Thomas McLean’s curiosity – what was a large print of this painting doing in New Zealand?

Book your place for this talk by contacting the museum and hear about New Zealand’s ambivalent engagement with Cromwell and his legacy as well as the production and distribution of 19th century prints, a technology that allowed a painting to remain in Britain but its image to become well known across the British Empire.

IMAGE: Engraving – after Thomas Maguire Cromwell Refusing the Crown of England

Other speakers include:
Kelvin Lloyd Wildlands Consultants Ltd – ‘The Lost Forests of Central Otago’ 11th July
Richard Querel NIWA, Lauder – ‘ Central Otago’s Lauder Atmospheric Research Station’ 25th July
Jo Wakelin Central Otago Polytechnic – ‘ Low on H20’ 8th August
Brian Patrick Wildlands Consultants Ltd – ‘Discovering New Zealand’s Exciting Butterflies’ 22nd August

Cromwell Musuem
47, The Mall Cromwell
03 445 3287
info@cromwellmusuem.nz

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