Object of the Month showcases a particular object from an exhibition at the BGC with a commentary written by a curator, professor, student or guest. The visitor is able to look very closely at the object, sometimes even more closely than is possible in the gallery itself, while being guided through its nature and history. This combination of intensive investigation of the object and extensive examination of its context represent guiding principles at work in the gallery and classrooms of the BGC.

Lady Burlington’s Flower Garden, Chiswick

William Kent

Model for the effigy of Isaac Newton, Westminster Abbey

Settee for Wanstead House

William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain


Panel for a decorative frieze with portrait of Palladio

Photographs from the Vernay-Hopwood Chindwin Expedition