Attingham Offerings for 2016
George Barret the Elder, The West Front of Burton Constable,
oil on canvas, 1777
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Along with Attingham’s regular course offerings, next year’s study programme will be based in Denmark. More information and application form available at Attingham’s website. Applicants from the U.S. may contact Mary Ellen Whitford, email@example.com. Applicants from outside the U.S. may contact Rita Grudzień, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The London House Course, 19–25 April 2016
Applications due by 11 January 2016
This non-residential programme studies the development of the London house from the Renaissance to the present, as well as the history of planning and development in the city. Directed by Giles Waterfield and Sarah Nichols.
Attingham Study Programme: The Historic House in Denmark, 1–8 June 2016
Applications due by 24 January 2016
Commencing in Copenhagen this ambitious 8-day programme will concentrate on Denmark’s rich heritage of royal castles and manor houses virtually unknown outside the country. Ranging from the Middle Ages to the nineteenth century, a wide variety will be visited many still in private hands. The programme will be directed by Annabel Westman with the assistance of a Danish advisory committee.
The 65th Attingham Summer School, 30 June — 17 July 2016
Applications due by 31 January 2016
Directed by Elizabeth Jamieson and Andrew Moore, and accompanied by specialist tutors and lecturers, this intensive 18-day course will include visits to approximately 25 houses in Sussex, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Yorkshire. The Summer School will examine the country house in terms of architectural and social history, and the decorative arts.
Royal Collection Studies, 4–13 September 2015
Applications due by 12 February 2016
Run on behalf of 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 onwards. The course is open to all but priority will be given to those with a professional or specialist knowledge of British architecture or history of the fine and decorative arts.
French 18th-Century Studies, 9–14 October 2016
Applications due by 30 April 2016
Directed by Helen Jacobson, and run for the fourth time, this 5-day non-residential program aims to foster a deeper knowledge and understanding of French eighteenth-century fine and decorative art. Based at the Wallace Collection with one full study day at Waddesdon Manor this course is intended primarily to aid professional development with object-based study, handling sessions and a look at behind-the-scenes conservation.