Attingham’s French Eighteenth-Century Studies Course

Posted in opportunities by Editor on March 6, 2014

From The Attingham Trust:

The Attingham Trust’s French Eighteenth-Century Studies Course
The Wallace Collection, London, 12–17 October 2014

Applications due by 30 April 2014


François Boucher, Shepherd Piping to a Shepherdess, ca. 1747–50
(London: Wallace Collection)

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French eighteenth-century studies is organised by The Attingham Trust on behalf of the Wallace Collection. Based at Hertford House, this intensive, non-residential study programme aims to foster a deeper knowledge and understanding of French eighteenth-century fine and decorative art and is intended primarily to aid professional development. A day at Waddesdon Manor, Ferdinand de Rothschild’s former country house, will help broaden the scope of the course still further.

The academic programme will provide privileged access to the world-class collections of furniture, paintings, sculpture, textiles, metalwork and porcelain in these two collections. The group will be limited to fifteen people to allow for detailed, object-based study, handling sessions and a look at behind-the-scenes conservation.

Study sessions and lectures will be led by Dr. Christoph Vogtherr, Director of the Wallace Collection, and the relevant curatorial staff; other international authorities and the curators at Waddesdon will provide further specialist teaching. The Course Director is Dr. Helen Jacobsen, Curator of French eighteenth-century Decorative Arts at the Wallace Collection. This course is primarily aimed at curators and other specialists in the fine and decorative arts.

More information is available here»

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