False Bottoms and Secret Compartments with Carolyn Sargentson
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
False Bottoms and Secret Compartments: LockingAway the Secrets of Ancien-régime Paris
Dr. Carolyn Sargentson, independent art historian and Honorary Research Fellow,
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
In the second of the Enid and Lester Morse Historic Design lecture series, Dr. Carolyn Sargentson will be lecturing on the theme of secrecy in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Paris, looking at the role of locksmiths in protecting the affairs of the heart, the home, and of politics, and revealing some of their strategies for developing the perfect high-performance lock. Our use of keys, whether unlocking a building or a computer, is second nature, yet we rarely think about the technical challenges involved in concealing the best-kept secrets of the past.
The Enid and Lester Morse Historic Design Lecture Series is made possible by the generous support of Mr. and Mrs. Lester S. Morse, Jr.
Please be advised of The University Club's dress code, which is in effect at all times. Male members and guests are required to wear jackets, dress shirts, and ties. Female members and guests are required to wear clothing meeting similar requirements. Mobile phones and all portable devices must remain silent and may not be used in public areas of the Clubhouse.