15 March 2014,
The Wallace Collection, London
This year the Furniture History Society is dedicating its annual symposium entirely to woodcarving. I am giving a presentation there entitled 'Willem van Sundert and Others. The Rediscovery of Seventeenth-century Dutch Woodcarving'. See the flyer for details.
I will be doing research on Dutch woodcarvers active in Britain (1650-1700), Grinling Gibbons in York and his master John Etty. I am thrilled to be able to visit the Admiralty Boardroom in Whitehall and study its decoration.
24-26 April 2015
Newby Hall Gardens
I am taking part in a study trip to York and North Yorkshire organised by the Furniture History Society. It will include private visits to Sutton Park, Newby Hall, Norton Conyers, Fairfax House and York Mansion House.