Dinner with Jane Austen: Silver from the Dr. Bruce & Mrs. Dorothy Brown Collection


April 3 – May 3, 2006

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

Curated by Patricia C. Kidd

The exhibit has been designed to highlight the extraordinarily fine collection of Georgian silver given to the University of Victoria by Dr. Bruce and Mrs. Dorothy Brown, and focuses on silver which might well have appeared on the dinner tables of many of Jane Austen’s heroines. Visitors will find a formal table laid for the first course of an early eighteenth century meal, together with a host of adjunct displays which fill in the dining details, from taking tea to spooning gruel.