The sunflower, by Gustav Klimt, ca. 1907


The British Decorative and Fine Arts Society of Osnabrück - Münster - Herford e.V.

BRIDFAS in Osnabrück has been successfully enhancing the appreciation, enjoyment and study of the decorative and fine arts since 1997.

We offer the following activities for our members:



Die British Decorative and Fine Arts Society of Osnabrücke.V. (BRIDFAS of Osnabrück) ist eine Mitgliedsgesellschaft der National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies, eine der führenden gemeinnützigen Gesellschaften im Kunstbereich in Großbritannien (für weiterführende Informationen klicken sie bitte auf Links > NADFAS <)

BRIDFAS of Osnabrück bietet ein Jahresprogramm zu den Schönen Künsten. Unsere illustrierten Vorträge werden in englischer Sprache gehalten, von Experten aus Großbritannien und anderen europäischen Ländern.
Ergänzend dazu bieten wir Museumsbesuche an, die Besichtigung historisch interessanter Stätten sowie Ausflüge in die Umgebung von Osnabrück. Das aktuelle Angebot finden Sie unter > Programme <.
Bis auf wenige Ausnahmen können unsere Veranstaltungen von allen Interessierten besucht werden. Wenn Sie Mitglied werden möchten, oder sich nur näher informieren wollen, klicken Sie bitte auf > Impressum <, dort finden Sie Namen und Kontaktdaten der Personen, an die Sie sich wenden können, sowie unsere Bankverbindung.


Next Events

The Founders and Treasures of the Wallace Collection

Stephen Duffy - 12.10.2016 - 19:30

Doors open 7pm, lecture starts at 7.30pm

The Wallace Collection, a national museum containing an outstanding array of paintings, furniture, porcelain, arms and amor, and other works of art, was brought together by five generations of one family between about 1780 and 1880. All the Founders were remarkable – and sometimes rather strange - men in their own right, but the greatest collectors were the 4th Marquess of Hertford and his illegitimate son, Sir Richard Wallace, who lived most of their lives in Paris. It is their French upbringing which largely explains the strong, but by no means overwhelming, French emphasis to much of the Collection. This lecture tells the fascinating story of the Wallace Collection’s formation, and also presents many of its finest treasures.

"Jewel of the Crown" the Sainte Chapelle in Paris

Nicole Mezey - 09.11.2016 - 19:30

Doors open 7pm, lecture starts at 7.30pm

The Sainte Chapelle is a gem of beauty and technical innovation in the heart of Paris, possibly the most perfect surviving medieval ensemble. It was designed not only to celebrate France and its kings, but as a life-size reliquary, a worthy shrine for some of the most significant and talismanic of Christian remains, including the Crown of Thorns. Built in a mere 5 years (1243-1248), this extraordinary survival captures the best of the arts at a precise moment in time, summoned up by all the resources available to a king. This lecture looks at the architecture, the sculpture, but, above all, the exquisite stained glass, setting Louis IX in the company of the blessed and turning the interior into a floating vision of heaven on earth.

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