How we look at Art: Frames & Framing, 7 October 17.30 (BST)

For this event, Matthew Reeves, a Director at Sam Fogg, and Peter Schade, Head of the National Gallery's Framing Department, will discuss the importance of frames in the presentation of paintings from the late 15th and early 16th centuries - a period crucial to the development of picture frames as we know them. They will consider the ways in which frames from this period help us read the imagery they contain, occasions when they could be exploited for dramatic effect, and how they might reveal or conceal aspects of paintings as part of a performative process of viewing and handling. Please join us on Wednesday 7th October at 5.30pm (BST).



Matthew Reeves

Matthew Reeves, a Director at Sam Fogg London
Matthew has worked in the art world for 15 years, starting out as a journalist, critic, and curator of contemporary art, before specialising in medieval art during his studies at the Courtauld Institute in London. He is a director at Sam Fogg, the world's leading dealer in the art of the European Middle Ages, and over the last 7 years has managed the gallery's busy program of exhibitions and publications, both at its Mayfair home and through a series of biennial travelling shows mounted in collaboration with Old Master and contemporary galleries in New York. His own area of research focuses on the patronage of the Valois courts in late-medieval France.




Peter Schade

Peter Schade, Head of the National Gallery's Framing Department 
Peter Schade is Head of Framing at the National Gallery London since 2005. He is  responsible for the re-framing of about 300 paintings of the permanent collection. Originally from Berlin where he trained as a woodcarver, Peter has been working almost exclusively with antique picture frames since he came to London in 1990.







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