Renowned artist to bring work of famous photographer to life

19 November 2012

Renowned silver and goldsmith, Malcolm Appleby, and Meredith Greiling, curator of maritime history will present an insight into the life and work of acclaimed sailor, author and photographer, Alan Villiers, at 12.30pm on Wednesday 21 November, at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow.

This talk coincides with an exhibition at the museum of Villiers work on loan from the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. Alan Villiers chronicled the last days of merchant sailing in a series of voyages at the beginning of the 20th century, including the ship Parma, which he co-owned in the 1930s with Malcolm Appleby's grandfather.

Meredith Greiling, curator of maritime history at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, said: 'I am delighted that Malcolm is able to participate in this talk as his grandfather and father both sailed with and knew Alan Villiers, so he is able to give us a personal insight into the man and life onboard these sailing vessels.

"Malcolm will be illustrating his talk with items from his private collection and sharing family stories, so this really is a unique opportunity to hear a new perspective on this popular topic."

Admission to the 30 minute talk is free although advance booking is essential by telephoning the museum on (01224) 337714.