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Behind the London Livery Companies - Objects and Stories Joanna Mabbutt Thursday 14 March 2019

Over the centuries the Livery Companies of the City of London have accumulated treasures which represent their craft and reveal their history. Despite the ravages of fire and warfare, challenges to their monopolies and disappearance of certain trades, 42 have survived or have been rebuilt. In addition 31 modern companies have been formed since 1945. A variety of rare and curious items reveal the stories behind some of the world’s oldest crafts and guilds.

 


 

Joanna Mabbutt is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers and Freeman of the City of London. Originally a trained singer and pianist, she is now a decorative artist and spends her time as a designer/maker, lecturer and tutor for specialists groups.