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Villa Malfitano and the Whitaker Collections, Palermo


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Villa Malfitano and the Whitaker Collections, Palermo

A non-accredited history of art course.

Course Code

CLL 17/18_169

Course Date

3rd February 2018

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Course Description

Joseph Isaac Spadafora Whitaker (known as Pip) was the descendent of a rich entrepreneurial West Yorkshire family which had successfully established itself in Sicily, manufacturing and exporting Marsala wine. A keen ornithologist, zealous archaeologist and avid collector, in 1886 Joseph Whitaker commissioned the building of Villa Malfitano, testimony to the vibrant atmosphere of ‘the golden age of Palermo’ at the end of the nineteenth century. We will look behind the façade of this splendid villa, exploring in detail its interiors and furnishings, its eclectic collections, and its gardens.

Teresa Fazio-Gannon MPhil AMA

Term: Spring

Day: Saturday

Start Date: 03 February 2018

Time: 10am-1pm

No. of weeks: 1

Course fee: £20.00

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