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Our 25th anniversary celebration
with Live Lecture

(without Zoom)



After not being able to celebrate the Society's 25th birthday with you in person last year, we are more than happy to invite you now to our on-site:

25 Anniversary


The year 2021 marked the 25th anniversary of The Arts Society Berlin which was established as BRIDFAS, the British Decorative and Fine Arts Society of Berlin, in February 1996. Finally, in the Society's 26th year of existence, we look forward very much to celebrating this important milestone with our members and guests.


Monday, 27 June 2022

from 6 pm CEST


"Alter Krug Dahlem"

Königin-Luise-Straße 52, 14195 Berlin

(U3 station "Dahlem-Dorf", Buses M11 and X83)


Alter Krug Dahlem

Alter Krug Dahlem




6.00 pm: Reception

6.30 pm: Welcome address

7.00 pm: Two-course menu

8.00 pm: Lecture by Alan Read

10.00 pm: End of event


20 from London: The Wallace Collection


Wallace Collection Manchester Square
Wallace Collection Manchester Square


Formed by five generations of one family,  the Wallace Collection is a treasure house of French decorative arts (Sevres porcelain and royal furniture), old masters, arms and armour. This lecture will focus on just twenty paintings from this world-renowned gallery, including masterpieces by Titian, Rubens, Watteau, Hals and Rembrandt.

This is a virtual tour of one of the major London art collections in the form of PowerPoint slides but presented as though it is an actual visit with establishing photographs of the building and gallery.
The tour will begin with an introduction to the foundation of the collection, how it has developed and what it stands for today. The main part of the tour will be a detailed examination of twenty works that could be said to be the most significant in the collection.


Lecturer: Alan Read

Alan Read

Alan Read

Alan Read holds Master’s and First Class Honours degrees in History of Art from Birkbeck College, University of London. He is a gallery guide at Tate Britain, Tate Modern and the National Portrait Gallery and has lectured at many galleries including the Dulwich Picture Gallery, Plymouth City Art Gallery and the NPG. He is also a London Blue Badge Guide and City of London Guide.


How to register?

Please click on the blue button below to fill in the registration form for the anniversary celebration, select the courses of your dinner and let us know whether there is someone accompanying you. Please note that the entrance fee for non-members is 25 euros payable by bank transfer (IBAN: DE57 1007 0848 0463 9365) or via Paypal. Free entrance is granted to guests who decide to become a member now (at a reduced membership fee for the remaining lectures in 2022 of 50 euros for ordinary membership or 75 euros for sustaining membership). Please note: Guests who wish to become a member need to fill in the membership application form on our website (you can ignore the membership fees given there) before registering for the anniversary celebration. As the number of participants is limited you will surely understand that registration is on a first-come, first-served basis with our members having priority access.


Members please click here to register


Guests please click here to register


We really look forward to seeing many of you for this special occasion. Please let us know by 22 June 2022 at the latest whether you would like to celebrate with us.


With very best wishes

The Arts Society Berlin

Ursula Fortune and the members of the Board and Committee


PS: Please note that the anniversary celebration is an in-person event, which means that the lecture is NOT available via Zoom this time. We are confident to be able to offer hybrid lectures (in person and online) from September. More information to follow soon.