Chaired by David Taylor, Curator of Pictures and Sculpture, National Trust

This study day examined the outstanding portrait collection at Ham House near Richmond, the seventeenth-century home of the Duke and Duchess of Lauderdale. We will have expert presentations on aspects of the collection’s early provenance and character, a later generation’s relationship with John Constable, and a chance to see and discuss items of eighteenth-century clothing rarely seen on display. The study day will also consider more widely the nature of curatorship at National Trust’s historic properties, the challenges, opportunities, and priorities.

Ham House study day 20 November 2018 – programme

Ham House study day 20 November 2018 – participants’ biographies

Ham House study day 20 November 2018 – further reading and references

Ham House on the National Trust website here >>