Weston Park study day, 8 March 2017

Posted: 2017

The Dining Room, Weston Park. Courtesy of The Weston Park Foundation

Since the twelfth century, Weston Park in Shropshire has been home to the de Weston, Mytton, Wilbraham, Newport and Bridgeman families in succession, and was gifted to the nation in 1986 by the 7th Earl of Bradford. This study day will be led by Gareth Williams, Curator and Head of Learning, assisted by Sally Goodsir of the Royal Collection Trust and former research intern at Weston Park, and explore the immensely rich collection of British portraits ranging from the seventeenth to twentieth centuries.   Please see the programme below for further details and how to apply. Places are limited and[...]



Revealing the Charterhouse, by Ellie Darton-Moore

Posted: 16 January 2017

Thomas Burnet, appointed Master of the Charterhouse in 1685. Courtesy of The Charterhouse

In December I returned to the National Portrait Gallery, where I had worked for 3 years until last autumn, to attend the annual Understanding British Portraits conference. On the agenda was a talk by Ibby Lanfear, Paintings Conservator, which focused on a collection of 17th-century portraits here at the Charterhouse. It was a wonderful experience to sit with colleagues old and new in the quiet hush of the Ondaatje Wing Theatre to listen to her talk. The Charterhouse is a[...]