Posts tagged ‘National Trust’

November 30, 2014

Project Presentation at Furniture History AGM

The project team (Mark, Eleanor and Lizzy) attended the Furniture History Society AGM at Nostell Priory, Wakefield, on Saturday 22nd November. Thank you to the FHS for inviting us! We presented a project overview, and an update on the progress to date; the response from the FHS members was fantastic – loads of enthusiastic congratulations, loads of interest, and lots of new leads for further research activities – thank you to all that offered help and further avenues of exploration.

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FHS President, Sir Nicholas Goodison, addressing the AGM

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EQ at FHS AGM

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Lizzy at FHS AGM

Eleanor, Lizzy and I only had 30 minutes to outline our HUGE project, so we decided to divide the presentation into 3 sections, 10 mins on the oral history interviews (Eleanor), 10 mins on project archives (Lizzy), and 10 mins on project overview (me).

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MW at the FHS AGM

We also had a really fabulous lunch….with wine! (not too much though), courtesy of the FHS, and members, and us, had an amazing private ‘open house’ tour of Nostell Priory under the guidance of the National Trust team at Nostell and the very rich range of expertise in the FHS membership itself – it was a fantastic opportunity to ‘get up close’ to some of the Chippendale furniture in the house.

Thank you to Christopher Rowell (FHS Chair) and the rest of the FHS Board for such a brilliant opportunity to spread the word about the Antique Dealer project

Mark

 

 

 

June 15, 2014

Oral History Interviews – Peta Smyth and Kate Thurlow

The oral history interviews are gathering pace!…Emma Slocombe, curator at the National Trust, at Knole and a member of the Advisory Board for the Antique Dealers project very kindly helped out with an interview for the project last week.  Emma interviewed the dealers Peta Smyth and Kate Thurlow about their memories of the trade.  Both Peta and Kate started their antique dealing careers in Portobello Road (just like Kathleen Skin, one of our other interviewees!), before moving through various shops in Kensington Church Street, Kings Road and Pimlico, in London. Emma’s interview with Peta and Kate will be apart of the growing archive of dealer memories and will be available via the project website over the coming months.

Mark

 

Home Subjects

a working group dedicated to the display of art in the private interior, c. 1715-1914

The Period Room: Museum, Material, Experience

An International Conference hosted by The Bowes Museum and The University of Leeds

H. Blairman & Sons Ltd

A research project investigating the history of the antiques trade in Britain in the 19th & 20th centuries

Museum Studies Now?

'Museum Studies Now?' is an event which aims to discuss and debate museum and heritage studies education provision.

The Burlington Magazine Index Blog

art writing * art works * art market

East India Company at Home, 1757-1857

A research project investigating the history of the antiques trade in Britain in the 19th & 20th centuries