English Country Houses: The Power and Glory
Sun 10 Aug 2014,
Soundings Theatre, Level 2
Friends/Wellington DFAS members $10, public $20
(includes free parking)
Talk; Special; Friends
Discover the history, impact, and changing role of Britain’s magnificent stately homes with lecturer and researcher Anthony Russell.
Chatsworth House, date and photographer unknown.
Courtesy of Anthony Russell
Britain possesses one of the finest collections of ‘living’ stately homes in the world. They represent one of the country’s greatest assets and contributions to the decorative arts worldwide.
This lecture explains their origins in British history, and their place in a changing society. It illustrates the most magnificent examples in all their grandeur and beauty, while considering how they are to survive and evolve in the future.
Anthony Russell, lecturer and researcher, spent six years as a consultant for leading furniture designer Luke Hughes, advising on the furniture needs of prestigious buildings, including museums, palaces, schools and cathedrals. A painter as well as a lecturer and researcher, he is now based in London.
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