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Heroes: Saviours, Traitors and Supermen

Thursday 20th February 2020, 2:00pm

Heroes: Saviours, Traitors and Supermen
An illustrated lecture by Lucy Hughes-Hallett

14.00hrs, Thursday 20 February 2020
Tickets: £7.50 / £6.75 (Friends discount)

The Fan Museum is pleased to welcome to the intimate setting of the Orangery, cultural Historian, author and The Arts Society lecturer, Lucy Hughes-Hallett, who’ll give a fascinating talk on a subject closely related to the Museum’s first exhibition of 2020, Heroic Figures.

Exploring in rich detail the concept of the hero, the lecture begins before the walls of Troy, with Achilles, and ends in the 19th century with Garibaldi, one of the first heroes of the age of mass-media (the front-man of the Italian national liberation movement, he liked to relax of an evening by reading about himself in the Illustrated London News).

Touching on half a dozen other figures who have been the object of hero-worship, Hughes-Hallett asks how these men – the scoundrels and scallywags as well as the saintly ones – managed to persuade their contemporaries that they were somehow superhuman.

Tickets can be purchased here.

If you are a Friend of The Fan Museum then please email info@thefanmuseum.org.uk or call 0208 305 1441 to purchase tickets.

Photo: Jerry Bauer

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Adults: £5.00
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The Fan Museum will remain closed to the public until early 2021

Following careful consideration of the continued concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic and with the interests of the health and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers, partners and visitors, we will remain closed until further notice. We will continue to update the News section when appropriate.

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