William Morris wrote in The Beauty of Life ‘Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.’

The Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery collections personify beauty. But how is beauty to be quantified and defined? The Utilitarian is more easily recognised.

Christine Moosavi explores glass and textile from Morris and Burne Jones; Albert Moore's art and the Verzellini Goblet , among other objects, to provide a useful definition.

This online lecture will be delivered via Zoom. Once you have signed up to the lecture, a unique invite will be sent for an online Zoom webinar, along with instructions of how to log on.

Pre-booking is essential. Book tickets online - ticket sales end at 12noon on the day of the event.

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