Attingham Offerings for 2019

Posted in opportunities by Editor on October 28, 2018

Giovanni Paolo Panini, Modern Rome, 1757, 68 × 92 inches
(New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 52.63.2)

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Next year’s Attingham offerings:

The 68th Attingham Summer School, 4–21 July 2019
Applications due by 29 January 2019

The 68th Attingham Summer School, an 18-day residential course directed by David Adshead and Tessa Wild, will visit country houses in Sussex, Oxfordshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Cambridgeshire.

Royal Collection Studies, 1–10 September 2019
Applications due by 12 February 2019

Based near Windsor, the course provides an overview of the patronage and collecting of the Kings and Queens of England/United Kingdom, from the 15th century onwards. Teaching includes lectures and tutorials, as well as visits to both the occupied and unoccupied palaces in and around London. The course is organised on broadly chronological principles, developing an understanding of the changing function and character of the British Royal Collection through a study of the monarchs responsible for its creation and the objects collected. Group discussion and exchange is an important part of the course, and content includes architecture and interiors, decorative arts, paintings, sculpture, and works on paper. The course is held when the Royal Family is not in residence and Windsor Castle is the central focus. Several visits are made before or after opening hours. Regular visits are also made to other palaces and there are several object-focused study sessions.

The Attingham Study Programme: Palaces and Villas of Rome and Naples, 16–24 September 2019
Applications due by 12 February 2019

Conceived from the perspective of the British, European, and American travellers who visited Italy to experience antique, renaissance and baroque Rome during the period c.1650–1950, this intensive study programme will begin with a visit to the British School at Rome. This is a fine example of the work of Edwin Lutyens, built in 1911 in the Valle Giulia, Rome’s ‘Valley of the Academies’ and now a centre for research in archaeology, the arts and the humanities. The programme will consider palaces and villas with their collections in the light of papal patronage and focus upon some of the key Roman families and their influence upon their contemporaries. The choice of properties encompasses those that inspired travellers to collect sculpture, books, paintings, and works of art, their taste informed by the desire to furnish and sometimes rebuild their town and country houses back home.

The London House Course, 1–7 October 2019
Applications due by 19 February 2019

The 7-day London House course, directed by David Adshead, studies the development of the London house from the Renaissance to the present. It combines numerous visits to houses, many of them private, with a series of lectures by leading authorities. Progressing chronologically and exploring all over London, the course takes members inside grand aristocratic buildings, smaller domestic houses, artists’ studios and the garden suburb.

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