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Breed: The British and their Dogs –

October 4, 2012

Two Borzoi, two Pekinese, a bloodhound, a boxer, an Irish Wolfhound and a collie visited the Museum last night, as it was the opening of Breed: The British and their Dogs, an exhibition that tells the history of the British Isles through the eyes of dogs and their owners. Ruby, Nick the Director’s dog opened the show.

On Friday there is a chance to hear Professor Harriet Ritvo speak at 1pm. Her 1986 book the Animal Estate: The English and Other Creatures in the Victorian Age, broke new ground in Victorian Studies and stimulated the development of Animal Studies as an area of research and teaching.

There are a whole series of events for both adults and families, including a Big Saturday: Dogs On Show on Saturday 13 October. On Tuesday 23 October at 6pm, Artist Jo Longhurst will be speaking about her work with eminent British Whippet breeders, photographing their dogs by bloodline, exploring their quest for the perfect dog.

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