Gregory Hayman: My Journey with Anthony Blunt

Tue 15/09/15

Gregory Hayman's current research explores how dishonour, deriving from feelings of disgust, shaped the reputation of a man whose life had been devoted to the study of art history. The subject, Sir Anthony Blunt, was a famous art historian, Keeper of the Queen's Pictures, and one-time Soviet spy. Hayman's interest stemmed from direct involvement; in his working life he had to dissemble about the existence of a memoir Blunt had secretly written before his death. This experience sent him on a journey to seek out the traces left by Blunt, in an attempt to create a portrait of the man, and greater understanding of him. Open weekdays and most weekends. Weekend opening may be restricted. Please email to check before making a special trip.