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We have returned to our former location at the Fritz-Haber-Villa for this lecture and for future lectures!!

Fritz-Haber-Villa, Faradayweg 8 (side entrance Hittorfstrasse)

In the EGM on 25th September 2017 our members approved the change of our name to

The Arts Society Berlin e.V.


This reflects the changes recently introduced by NADFAS, which is the organisation through which we find our speakers, and which is now called the Arts Society. See  Further information will follow.



Next lecture on  Monday, 30th October 2017  at 8 pm

Pilgrimage to St. Catherine’s Monastery, Sinai: Exploring the Treasures of this UNESCO World Heritage

St Catherine’s Monastery, at the foot of Mount Sinai, Egypt was founded in the sixth century by Byzantine emperor Justinian I - the place where Moses received the Ten Commandments, the location of the legend of the Burning Bush and the resting place of the martyred body of St Catherine. The Greek Orthodox monastery is packed full of precious religious art – a splendid basilica with exquisite little chapels, intricately carved wooden doors and breathtaking mosaics, an amazing collection of the rarest early icons to survive, and a library of rare and beautiful religious manuscripts






Dr Helen Rufus-Ward

Art Historian with a BA, MA and a doctorate (DPhil) from the University of Sussex who has published on Late Antique and Byzantine ivory carvings and 19th century plaster cast collecting. Since 2007 has worked at Sussex as an associate tutor delivering regular lectures. An experienced speaker who has delivered lectures at many universities and art institutions, such as the Wallace Collection and the Society of Antiquaries of London.



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