Conference: Elizabethan Interiors: Preparing, Planning and Presentation

25 November 2014

Great Hall, Montacute House, Somerset, England

Montacute House is about to begin a programme of work which will involve the repair and consolidation of the buildings fabric, re presentation of interiors and new interpretation. The seminar day will include presentations and discussions related to research, care and presentation of historic interiors 16th-17th centuries, and will provide a forum to share and discuss. The keynote presentation will be given by Lisa White FSA, Chairman of the Arts Advisory Panel for the National Trust and the host for the day will be David Adshead, Head Curator and Architectural Historian, National Trust.

The seminar fee, including all refreshments, is £45 per person. If you would like to join us for a dinner to continue discussions, there will be an extra cost of £25.00.

Please book early as places are limited. Cheques should be made payable to National Trust, please include your address details on the reverse of the cheque. If you attending on behalf of an organisation, please provide invoice detail for payment.

Additional papers considered.
For further information please contact:

Nina Rogers
Business Support Manager, South Somerset
01935 826295

Elizabethan Interiors:
Planning, preparing & presenting
Seminar Day – Draft Programme
Tuesday 25 November 2014 Great Hall, Montacute House

9.30-10.00                 Registration & Coffee Welcome & Introduction
David Adshead, Head Curator, National Trust

Montacute House : Planning for the future
Barbara Wood NT Curator (SW Region) , Sonja Power, House & Collections Manager, Montacute House

Montacute: A work of astonishing splendour & pride
Lisa White FSA, Chairman of the NT Arts Advisory Panel

What can the decorative plasterwork at Montacute tell us about the house?
Dr Claire Gapper

Moveable furniture in England c1600
Nick Humphrey
Curator, Furniture & Woodwork 1400-1700, V&A Museum

Tapestry in Elizabethan Interiors
Helen Wyld

Wrapped in perplexed allegories: Research in progress on the iconography of the applied paintings at Bolsover Castle.
Dr Crosby Stevens

Ceiling restoration & design
Trevor Proudfoot, NT Adviser for Stone & Plaster Conservation

Creating & curating rooms at the Geffrye
Eleanor John
Head of Collections and Exhibitions, Geffrye Museum

Case Study: Trerice Unpicked
Paul Holden, MA FSA
House & Collections Manager, NT, Lanhydrock

Case Study: St Nicholas Priory
Kate Osbourne
Learning & Skills Officer, Royal Albert Memorial Museum

Case Study: Bayleaf at the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum – 42 years as a museum exhibit
Dr Danae Tankard
Museum Historian, Weald & Downland Open Museum

18.00                            Optional Dinner – Kings Arms, Montacute (see booking information)