New Case Study: Colonel Robert Smith and Redcliffe Towers

New Case Study: Colonel Robert Smith and Redcliffe Towers

The eccentric building Redcliffe Towers, built on the edge of a cliff in Devon, is now a well-known landmark in the town of Paignton.  It…

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New Case Study: Ivory Furniture

New Case Study: Ivory Furniture

The Afterlife of Objects: Anglo-Indian Ivory Furniture in Britain The term ‘ivory’ describes the teeth or tusks of elephants and other mammals, including the Asiatic…

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New Case Study: The Scarth Family of London and Ilford

New Case Study: The Scarth Family of London and Ilford

An Intangible Legacy: The Scarth Family of London and Ilford   The Scarths of London and Ilford were a family with two generations of trade…

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Travel and the country house conference

Travel and the country house conference

The provisional schedule for the ‘Travel and the Country House: places, cultures and practice’ conference (at which Professor Margot Finn is giving a keynote lecture)…

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New Case Study: Aberglasney, Carmarthenshire

New Case Study: Aberglasney, Carmarthenshire

Aberglasney was purchased at the turn of the 19th century by an East India Company man, Thomas Philipps (c.1749-1824). The Aberglasney case study highlights the…

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New Case Study: Middleton Hall, Carmarthenshire

New Case Study: Middleton Hall, Carmarthenshire

Towards the end of the eighteenth century (c.1789), the Middleton Hall estate in the parish of Llanarthney, Carmarthenshire, south-west Wales was purchased by a former…

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Registration for Objects, Families, Homes is now closed

Registration for Objects, Families, Homes is now closed

Registration for our end-of-project conference ‘Objects, Families, Homes: British Material Cultures in Global Context’ is now closed.  

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New Case Study: The Welshpool Gold Cup

New Case Study: The Welshpool Gold Cup

Written by Andrew Renton, Head of Applied Art at Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, this case study examines a remarkable gold communion cup belonging…

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