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Tue 16th May 2017
New exhibition at Fairfax House, York

A new exhibition has opened at Fairfax House celebrating the ingenuity, inventiveness and creativity of this enlightened Georgian city and sees Grinling Gibbons’ King David Panel go on public view 

Pioneering ideas, great inventions, ground-breaking discoveries, objects of beauty, innovation, artistry and craftsmanship and the people behind their creation... These products of York’s age of Enlightenment are as rich as their impact is far- reaching. 

Made in York: Inventing & Enlightening the Georgian City
celebrates the wealth of this Georgian city’s inventive and enlightened output through the long eighteenth century (1670-1830).
York’s pages of history are strewn with astronomers, mathematicians, horologists and zoologists through to world-class scholars, celebrated painters, sculptors, architects and cabinetmakers.

This major exhibition tells the story of those people who made this city a crucible for enlightened thought, intellectual creativity and a centre for exquisite craftsmanship throughout the Georgian age. 

Find out more on Fairfax House’s website