Online Seminar | What Does It Mean to Curate a Historic House?

Posted in lectures (to attend), online learning by Editor on September 16, 2022

Kingston Lacy, Dorset, designed by Sir Roger Pratt, ca. 1663–65.

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From Eventbrite:

What Does It Mean to Curate a Historic House?
Online, Monday, 26 September 2022, 11.00–12.00 BST

This session will combine a short film and panel discussion based on a British Academy-funded research project led by Dr Tarnya Cooper and Dr Oliver Cox, which explores the contemporary issues and challenges with curating a historic house owned by a heritage organisation. The short film, shot at Kingston Lacy in the summer of 2022, explores the role of the curator in a publicly-accessible historic house, discussing how to prioritise sharing what is significant rather than what is left. Following the film, Cox and Cooper will convene a panel discussion featuring leading specialists from across Europe to discuss the future for historic house curation and interpretation.

• Oliver Cox (Head of Academic Partnerships, V&A)
• Tarnya Cooper (Curatorial and Collections Director, National Trust)

• Sarah McLeod (Chief Executive, Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust)
• Jeffrey Haworth (Historian and former National Trust Curator)
• Alice Loxton (History Hit)
• John Orna-Ornstein (Director of Curation and Experience, National Trust)

This event is delivered by The National Trust as part of the Art History Festival (20–26 September 2022), presented by the Association for Art History. The full Festival programme is available here»

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