I've been catching up with a podcast backlog - there are three recently recorded gallery talks now available to download.
At the Walker, Robin spoke about Ettore Sotsass' 'Casablanca Cabinet' (mp3/transcript/links). The cabinet is displayed in the gallery's cafe, outside the entrance to the Craft and Design gallery, and there is a lot of background noise on the recording from the lunchtime crowds.
The next day Robin was at the Lady Lever to deliver his talk on the 'Moor Park mantelpiece' (mp3/transcript/links). Robin begins his talk by admitting that he knew little about the object when he was asked to deliver the talk.