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George Daniels Lecture 2017: The story of the marine chronometer and the National Maritime Museum’s collection

From: Wednesday 29.11.17
at 6:30am
To: Wednesday 29.11.17
at 10:00pm

Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre
Tait Building
City, University of London
Northampton Square
London EC1V 0HB

Event description: 

You are warmly invited to attend the George Daniels Lecture 2017 with Jonathan Betts on The Story of the Marine Chronometer and the National Maritime Museum's collection.

The marine chronometers at the Royal Observatory form one of the flagship collections in the National Maritime Museum, and a full catalogue of these special timekeepers has now been completed by Jonathan Betts, Senior Curator of Horology at the museum until his retirement in 2015. This lecture will discuss the process of cataloguing the collection and discoveries made along the way.


About the Speaker

Jonathan Betts is a Curator Emeritus at Royal Museums, Greenwich following 35 years in the horology department there. He is a Fellow of the British Horological Institute, Vice Chairman of the Antiquarian Horological Society, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, a Fellow of the International Institute for Conservation and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. In 2014 he was Master of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers and is Curatorial Adviser to the Clockmakers Company Museum. He is also the Adviser to the National Trust on their clock and watch collections and has applied his expertise in film and television.