Clock Watching Weekend

27 October 2012 - 28 October 2012, 10:00 - 17:00

All activities and talks are free with Museum admission. Booking not required.

To mark the end of British Summer Time, the Foundling Museum is celebrating all things horological!

While away time with a clock handling session or watch conservation in action, as experts from West Dean College work on the Foundling’s important collection of antique clocks. Keep time with composer George Frideric Handel’s watch loaned especially for this event or listen in on 2012 Handel Fellow, soprano Dame Emma Kirkby as she explores the theme of time and mutability. Families can make eighteenth-century clocks and pocket watches in drop-in workshops or watch Martin Scorsese’s Oscar winning film Hugo, about the orphaned son of a master clockmaker!

Saturday
10:00-17:00 Clock handling and conservation in action
10:00- 12:00 The Passage of Time, a project with Dame Emma Kirkby
12:00 & 14:00 15 minute expert talk with Clock Conservator Matthew Read
14:00-16:00 Clock making family workshops

Sunday
11:00-17:00 Clock handling and conservation in action
12:00 & 14:00 15 minute expert talk with Clock Conservator Matthew Read
15:00 Screening of Hugo (126 min. Popcorn and cushions provided!)

The Foundling Fellowship was established with the support of the Clore Duffield Foundation.

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