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The Attingham Trust for the Study of Historic Houses and Collections — 2011 Courses

Summer School 2010 at Chatsworth (Photo: Rebecca Parker)

The Attingham Trust is an educational charitable trust offering specialised study courses for people professionally engaged in the field of historic houses, their collections and settings including the history and contents of English Royal Palaces. Since its foundation in 1952 it has enjoyed success with its high academic standards. The courses are highly regarded by museums, universities, heritage bodies, architectural practices and conservation workshops all over the world as an excellent opportunity for career and continuing professional development.

The 60th Attingham Summer School
1–19 July 2011
Directed by Lisa White and Dr Helen Jacobsen, and accompanied by specialist tutors and lecturers, this intensive 18-day course will include visits to approximately 25 houses in Sussex, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Shropshire. The Summer School will examine the country house in terms of architectural and social history, and the decorative arts. Full and partial scholarships are available and applications are invited from those working in related fields. Closing date for applications: 31st January 2011.

Royal Collection Studies
4–13 September 2011
Run on behalf of the Royal Collection Trust, this strenuous 10-day course based near Windsor is directed by Giles Waterfield. The school will visit royal palaces in and around London with specialist tutors (many from the Royal Collection) and study the extensive patronage and collecting of the royal family from the Middle Ages. The course is open to all but priority will be given to those with a professional or specialist knowledge of British architecture, history or the fine and decorative arts. Some scholarship assistance is available.
Closing date for applications: 15th February 2011.

The Attingham Study Programme, Glasgow and the West of Scotland
17–25 September 2011
This intensive 9-day programme directed by Giles Waterfield will be based in Glasgow and West Scotland and will examine the Scottish house. It will include visits to Dumfries House, Drumlanrig Castle, Mount Stuart, The Hill House, Helensburgh and Pollok House, Glasgow. Some scholarship assistance is available and applications are invited from those employed or seriously interested in architecture and the fine and decorative arts. Closing date for applications: 28th February 2011.

For further information please visit our website: www.attinghamtrust.org or email Rebecca Parker: attinghamtrust@btinternet.com or Mayuri Amuluru: attingham@verizon.net for applicants from the USA.