Workshops/Festivals 2012

Workshops/Festivals 2012: (UK) The Attingham Trust for the Study of Historic Houses and Collections -- Courses (6-23 Jul 2012 / 2-11 Sep 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 07, 2011

(From the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women (SSEMW) mailing list)

The Attingham Trust for the Study of Historic Houses and Collections is an educational charitable trust offering specialised study courses for people professionally engaged in the field of historic houses, their collections and settings including the history and contents of English Royal Palaces.  These courses offer a good way to investigate the living and collecting activities of English nobility and royalty.  Note that there is financial aid.


 Directed by Dr Helen Jacobsen and Andrew Moore, and accompanied by specialist tutors and lecturers, this intensive 18-day course will include visits to approximately 25 houses in Sussex, Nottingham, Derbyshire and Dorset. The Summer School will examine the country house in terms of architectural and social history, and the decorative arts. Full and partial scholarships are available and applications are invited from those working in related fields. Closing date for applications:  31st January 2012

ROYAL COLLECTION STUDIES  (2–11 September 2012)

Run on behalf of the Royal Collection Trust, this strenuous 10-day course based near Windsor is directed by Giles Waterfield. The school will visit royal palaces in and around London with specialist tutors (many from the Royal Collection) and study the extensive patronage and collecting of the royal family from the Middle Ages. The course is open to all but priority will be given to those with a professional or specialist knowledge of British architecture, history or the fine and decorative arts. Some scholarship assistance is available. Closing date for applications: 15th February 2012

Since its foundation in 1952 The Attingham Trust has enjoyed success with its high academic standards. The courses are highly regarded by museums, universities, heritage bodies, architectural practices and conservation workshops all over the world as an excellent opportunity for career and continuing professional development. For further information please visit our website: or email Rebecca Parker: or Cheryl Hageman: for applicants from the USA. Registered Educational Charitable Trust No. 262819