Colours of Burlington House

Burlington House Courtyard Summer Late 2017

Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF
+44 (0)20 7434 4479 EXT 211
Burlington House Courtyard 2017

SPECIAL EVENT Friday 11 August 2017 

See the Burlington House Courtyard like never before and discover the six learned societies that reside there. Their aim is to further the study of art, history and science, and share it with audiences around the world. Come and experience our second annual Courtyard Summer Late—from talks to hands-on experiments, each society will have a unique programme for audiences of all ages revolving around the theme of colour. 

Join us at the Linnean Society for an exclusive talk by award-winning author Paul Henderson FLS on influential 18th-century botanical artist James Sowerby’s use of colour—The great James Sowerby: Naturalist and Artist. Visit our library for an up-to-date take on colour in natural history texts using RHS colour charts, and to see some of our stunning colourful collections. Read about the 'natural history' of colour and try your hand at making your own naturally derived paints and dyes in our education space.

Colours of Burlington House

  • This event is free and open to all.
  • Registration is essential. Please select your slot below: SESSION 1 (18:15–19:25), SESSION 2 (19:45–20:55).