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Preparing for Class; My journey into the Marvelous Mid-Century

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Preparing for Class; My journey into the Marvelous Mid-Century

I have been fortunate to have been able to create and give lectures on antiques on cruise ships.

It all started on my first cruise with my mother Helene, about 2 years ago. On this cruise I saw a gentleman give an enrichment lecture on WWII Australians in the pacific and I thought “why couldn’t I give lectures on antiques?” And so I spoke to the entertainment director on the ship and enquired about the process. They recommended that I should go through an agent and gave me details to follow up. As it was, while we were chatting he was scouting me out, and he asked if I would like to do a lecture on that cruise. Without hesitation and without thinking I said “Yes!” not really knowing what I would give on. And so my journey began!

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Chaos Theory & the Art of Antique Fairing

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Chaos Theory & the Art of Antique Fairing

Apologies to Wikipedia & a free science class! I was watching TV absently last night whilst planning for the upcoming AAADA Sydney fair and The Chaos Theory came up in conversation between the characters and I scoffed; chaos! Oh so relatable right now. Which got me thinking (and procrastinating) how relatable? So Wikipedia goes on to explain chaos theory as: Chaos theory is a branch of mathematics focusing on the behaviour of dynamical systems that are highly sensitive to initial conditions. Chaos theory is an interdisciplinary theory stating that within the apparent randomness of chaotic complex systems, there are underlying patterns,...

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A Pug's Day Out; Adventures to the Sydney AAADA Antiques & Arts Fair

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A Pug's Day Out; Adventures to the Sydney AAADA Antiques & Arts Fair

The story of “Pugs” starts back in Asia, China specifically in around 400 BC. Before Pugs became in vogue for inner city socialites and hipsters they were favourites of the Buddhist Monasteries of Tibet and kept by the Emperors of China. They were so special to the royals that they were given their own servant (these days they are just referred to as “owners”). One of my favourite historical stories about Pugs is that of William the Silent, King of Holland. He was at war with the Spanish during the 16th century and was saved one night from two would-be...

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Antique dealing in the 21st Century; A Pop Up Shop Story.

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Antique dealing in the 21st Century; A Pop Up Shop Story.

This is the story of how four antiques dealers ventured into the 21st century with their very first pop up retail shop, how we find our way into a new world.

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