Art Circle: Strawberry Hill, private curator-led tour and drinks

  • 19 Jan 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Strawberry Hill House & Garden, 168 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham TW1 4ST
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Strawberry Hill House & Garden
Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill: Masterpieces from Horace Walpole's Collection

Private Tour and Drinks  

with
Michael Snodin, Hon. Curator & Chair of the Strawberry Hill Trust
and
E.C. Schroeder, Director of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

 

Saturday, 19 January 2019
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


6:00 pm
Drinks

6:30 pm
Private curator-led tour by Michael Snodin with E.C. Schroeder


Strawberry Hill House & Garden

168 Waldegrave Road
Twickenham TW1 4ST

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Join YCL Art Circle for a private, out-of-hours tour of Strawberry Hill and the Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill: Masterpieces from Horace Walpole's Collection exhibition led by Michael Snodin, Hon. Curator and Chair of the Strawberry Hill Collection Trust. E.C. Schroeder, Director of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, will share further insight and knowledge on The Lewis Walpole Library and Wilmarth Lewis.  Two tickets have suddenly come available for this sold-out event: click here to register.

About Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill: Masterpices from Horace Walpole's Collection
Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill was produced in association with The Lewis Walpole Library, a research centre for 18th-century studies focused on Horace Walpole and his time, at Yale University. The exhibition brings back to Strawberry Hill some of the most important masterpieces in Horace Walpole’s famous and unique collection for a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition. Horace Walpole’s collection was one of the most important of the 18th century but was dispersed in a great sale in 1842. For the first time in over 170 years, Strawberry Hill can be seen as Walpole conceived it, with the collection in the interiors as he designed it, shown in their original positions. Click here to register.

About
Strawberry Hill House and Garden
England’s first Gothic Revival House, Strawberry Hill blended landscape design, architecture and decorative arts to forge a new direction in 18th-century design and culture. Horace Walpole, writer and youngest son of Britain’s first prime minister, purchased in 1747 ‘Chopp’d Straw Hall’ on the banks of the Thames and realised his vision of a ‘little Gothic castle’ with pinnacles, battlements and a round tower. Strawberry Hill was designed to display Walpole’s collections of fine and decorative art amidst rooms reflecting Gothic aesthetics and a fascination for materials. A five-acre garden was created to complement the castle, which has been restored to its original appearance using 18th-century maps and paintings and Walpole’s writing. Strawberry Hill House & Garden won the Georgian Group Award for the best restoration of an 18th century Country House in 2011 and the Europa Nostra Award in 2013.

About Michael Snodin
Michael Snodin is an architectural and design historian. He is Hon. Curator of the Strawberry Hill Trust and Chair of the Strawberry Hill Collection Trust. He was formerly Head of Designs at the Victoria and Albert Museum and is currently a Visiting Research Fellow. His publications include Design and the Decorative Arts: Britain 1500-1900 (V&A Publications, 2001), Exploring Architecture: Buildings, Meaning and Making (V&A Publications, 2004) and Horace Walpole’s Strawberry Hill (Yale University Press, 2009).

About Edwin ‘E.C.’ Schroeder
Edwin C. ‘E.C.’ Schroeder is Director of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University, a position he has held since 2011. During the past six years, E.C. has led efforts to open the Beinecke Library and its collections up to visitors, students and scholars through an increased focus on outreach, exhibitions, research fellowships, digitisation, and the support of teaching at Yale. He serves on the boards of a number of library-related organisations including the American Antiquarian Society, the Consortium of European Research Libraries, and the English Short Title Catalogue. He received a BA in history from the College of the Holy Cross and an MLS from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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Questions?
Contact: Kyoung Kim

Special thanks to Nicole L. Bouché, W.S. Lewis Librarian & Executive Director of The Lewis Walpole Library, and Valerie Beard and Michele Kostiner of Strawberry Hill, for helping to make this event possible.

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