The Making of the Tudors: Creating a Show



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Join us in this series of talks by specialists as you go behind the scenes for the first time to learn about the secrets of staging a major exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery. Meet the experts and specialists who worked on every aspect of getting Tudors: Passion, Power and Politics ready and take the opportunity to ask them questions about the creative process, curatorial decisions, and just how you bring so many legendary works together in one show. 

In this session, you'll meet curator Fiona Slattery-Clark who will offer a fascinating insight into the huge amount of work that goes into selecting works for display. Fiona will tell some of the hidden stories behind some of the most famous and important works in the exhibition. 

Tickets include:

  • a talk by a gallery specialist, behind the scenes information, entry to the Tudors: Passion, Power and Politics exhibition,
  • the opportunity to ask our specialists anything you want about creating a blockbuster exhibition, 
  • entry at 4.15pm to the Tudors: Passion, Power and Politics exhibition.  


The other talks in this series are:

19 August: Crafting a Show 

In this session, exhibition curator Kate O’Donoghue shares how she chose some of the stories and highlights of the exhibition. You’ll get unprecedented access to the thought process behind crafting such a blockbuster exhibition, and an insight into how the artworks were installed.  

26 August: Staging a Show 

In this session you’ll meet Fiona Philpott, the Director of Exhibitions across National Museums Liverpool. Fiona has been at the forefront of many major blockbusters and will be lifting the lid on what it takes to create a hit show. Take this opportunity to ask her anything, and discover the fascinating process of crafting a major exhibition.