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Attingham Offerings for 2018

Posted in opportunities by Editor on December 7, 2017

George Stubbs, 3rd Duke of Portland, Welbeck Abbey, detail, 1766
(The Portland Collection)

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Along with Attingham’s regular course offerings, next year’s study programme will address ‘The Horse and the Country House’. More information and application forms are available at Attingham’s website. Applicants from the U.S. may contact Mary Ellen Whitford, admin@americanfriendsofattingham.org. Applicants from outside the U.S. may contact Rita Grudzień, rita.grudzien@attinghamtrust.org.

French Eighteenth-Century Studies at The Wallace Collection, 25–29 June 2018
Applications due by 26 January 2018

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 a small number to allow for detailed, object-based study, handling sessions and a look at behind-the-scenes conservation. This course is primarily aimed at curators and other specialists in the fine and decorative arts.

The 67th Attingham Summer School, 12–29 July 2018
Applications due by 26 January 2018

Over the course of 18 days, the 67th Attingham Summer School will visit country houses in Sussex, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, County Durham, and Northumberland. The Summer School will examine the country house in terms of architectural and social history, and the decorative arts.

Royal Collection Studies, 2–11 September 2018
Applications due by 12 February 2018

Run on behalf of Royal Collection Trust, this strenuous 10-day course is based near Windsor. 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 Attingham Study Programme: The Horse and the Country House, 19– 28 September 2018
Applications due by 12 February 2018

This intensive, 10-day study programme, will examine the country house as a setting for outdoor pursuits, such as hunting and racing, and as a focus for horse-drawn travel. The course will be based in two different locations, East Anglia and Yorkshire, and concentrate on houses where the architecture, interior design and works of art have strong equine connections. There will be visits to houses with good sporting art collections, noteworthy stable blocks, riding houses or carriage collections.

 

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