Guided Virtual Curator Tour of Technicolour Dickens

£8 per person/ device 

Duration: Approx. 60 minutes

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You will be emailed joining and access instructions to the Zoom session the day before the event and periodically throughout the day for late bookers, so keep an eye out and also check your Junk/ Spam folders. Should you have any difficulties or questions, please email the Events team on 

Please note the time zone and how it will affect you: British Summer Time (GMT+1) 

Bookings will close at 18.00 BST on the day of the event. 

Join curator Frankie Kubicki on a virtual, guided tour of our latest exhibition, Technicolour Dickens: The Living Image of Charles Dickens.

This tour will guide your through the exhibition and explore the themes that underpin the legacy of Dickens’s image. Exploring technology, portraiture, and Dickens’s special relationship with his readers, we will look at how Dickens’s likeness has been used, produced and collected over the last 200 years. We will view objects including fine paintings by masters such as William Powell Frith, delicate Victorian photographs, ink drawings by Automatons, and letters by the man himself telling us what he really thought of sitting for portraits. The exhibition includes eight specially commissioned colourised portraits from the Museum’s collection by artist and photographer Oliver Clyde to bring Dickens to new, ‘technicolour’ life. Large scale, and in vivid colour, you will see Dickens like you have never seen him before.


This is a live virtual event and you can ask questions throughout the tour via a chat window as well as in a Q&A session at the end.

Zoom is required to take part in this tour and discussion. A link to the Zoom session will be emailed to registrants the day before the session.


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Sunday 16th May 
19:00 BST

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