Strawberry Hill hosts a series exploring perspectives on collecting with Dr David Starkey, Tim Knox, Martin Caiger-Smith, and Tristrim Hunt.David Starkey, historian, and presenter. Tim Knox, Director of the Royal Collection, Martin Caiger-Smith, author and Head of the MA Curating the Art Museum program at The Courtauld Institute of Art and Tristram Hunt, Director of the Victoria & Albert Museum.
The lectures will begin at 7.30 pm in the Waldegrave Drawing Room by kind permission of St Mary’s University. Guests are invited to arrive from 6.45 pm to enjoy a complimentary glass of fizz in Horace Walpole’s magnificent Gallery.
Dr. David Starkey - 6th November Holbein & the Tudor Court
The distinguished historian, David Starkey, will discuss collecting in relation to Holbein and the Tudor Court, images of which are visible in Walpole’s own Holbein Chamber at Strawberry Hill.
Tim Knox - Wednesday 13th November The Rise and Fall of the Country House Museum
From the seventeenth century wunderkammer, through Grand Tour collections, to Victorian assemblies of imperial plunder, the British country house has long been a lumber-room of appropriated cultural artifacts. Tim Knox looks at the way British and Irish country house proprietors pressed Egyptian antiquities, Greek and Roman marbles, Assyrian reliefs, Indian and Pacific curios and objects of natural history into domestic service, and traces the rise and fall of the country house museum.
Martin Caiger-Smith - Wednesday 20th November Antony Gormley's Interventions in Historic Collections
Martin Caiger-Smith is the author of a recent major monograph on Antony Gormley, and curator of the artist’s current exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts. In his talk, On Common Ground: Antony Gormley and the Collective, he will reflect on the exhibition and consider how the collective principle lies at the core of Gormley’s work: it's meaning, it's making, and its public display.
Tristram Hunt - Wednesday 27th November Collecting the Home
All the proceeds from this event will support the continuing care and maintenance of the house and help strengthen and conserve our collection.
This lecture series is kindly supported by Russell-Cooke Solicitors.
VenueStrawberry Hill House & Garden
Address268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, Greater London,
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