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Sixteen members of the History Society visit Somerset House on Friday

There they met Tom Bilson, the Head of Digital Media at the Courtauld Institute, who showed them the exhibition of Anthony Kersting OA’s Kurdistan photographs which were taken in 1944-6. Tom explained the importance of the Kersting Collection which is held at the Institute and showed the boys the wider photographic collection and the digitisation project which is currently underway. The society was also able to see the Impressionist masterpieces in the Courtauld collection as well as the Nelson Staircase by Sir William Chambers. The journey to Somerset House also allowed the members to see the Temple gardens as well as the Orient Express which arrived at Victoria powered by a Merchant Navy Class locomotive, Clan Line.

History Society visit Nelson Staircase by Sir William Chambers

the Nelson Staircase by Sir William Chambers

 

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