- What’s On
A Treatise on Gilding
Existence is change, submission to it is life…
Through the works of two of the finest intellects from the mediaeval era, Jalaluddin Rumi (1207-1273) and Muhyiddin ibn al-‘Arabi (1165-1240), a conservator comes to understand the changes he has to make in facing himself so he is able to restore a 14th century Sienese renaissance masterpiece of The Annunciation… one that is not what it seems.
Does the restorer restore? Or, does the restoration restore the restorer? Tales of selflessness and heroism from Peru to Constantinople drift through the refined settings of an enigmatic country house while the conservator works on. Then an unexpected and astonishing configuration begins to reveal itself, throwing all those present into awed perplexity.