The Art of Discovery and Exploration: Hordern House - Michael Reid

The Art of Discovery and Exploration: Hordern House


This film by Simon Hewson provides access to Hordern House founding Director Derek McDonnell for our Art Members program Art Signifikant. A rare book dealer since 1972, completing his studies at Oxford then working in London, Derek moved to Sydney in 1983 after several visits continued drawing him back. Along with Anne McCormick, Derek set up Hordern House in 1985, an internationally renowned dealership specialising in rare books, manuscripts and paintings.

Art Signifikant gratefully acknowledges the support of the City of Sydney through the COVID-19 Relief Grants Program for the production of this video to assist with online content development for our art education program.


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