Portraits in context at Weston Park by Emma Nock

Posted: 03 April 2017

Our tour of the house began in the Breakfast Room, with its impressive collection of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century portraits.

As somebody whose own specialism is not actually in art history (but rather in historic houses and other buildings), I was very keen to attend the portrait study day at Weston Park, not only to enjoy privileged access to the house and collections, but also to benefit from the in-depth knowledge of their curator—Gareth Williams—and my fellow delegates. As a curator with the National Trust in the South West region, my own current role is a twelve-month research project to review the history and management of both house and collections at one of the Trust’s[...]