A Century of Toys 

Sun 6 Apr 2014,  6pm–7pm
Soundings Theatre, Level 2
Friends of Te Papa  &  Wellington Decorative and Fine Arts Society (WeDFAS) members $10, public $20.
Talk; Special; Friends 

Hilary Kay, from the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow, explores the development of toys from the first clockwork carriages to battery-powered robots. A fascinating insight into English social history, and changing childhoods. 

Explore toys in Te Papa’s collection

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Phone the Friends of Te Papa office on (04) 381 7051 or email friends@tepapa.govt.nz.  

Hilary Kay

Hilary Kay at filming of Toys on Antiques Roadshow. Courtesy of Hilary Kay

Hilary Kay’s obsession with antiques began when she was a child. She joined Sotheby’s in 1977 and, the following year, became Sotheby’s youngest-ever auctioneer at age 21. She went on to hold the position of Senior Director, running departments as diverse as motor cars and musical instruments.

Hilary is one of the most familiar faces on BBC TV’s long-running Antiques Roadshow  – she joined the programme in 1978. She is now an independent consultant, broadcaster, lecturer, and writer on the subjects of antiques and collectables.

Presented in association with Wellington Decorative and Fine Arts Society (WeDFAS)

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