In conversation with Matthew Hirst, Curator at Woburn Abbey

In conversation with Matthew Hirst, Curator at Woburn Abbey
 
 Starts at 6:30 pm
 £5

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Largely rebuilt from its monastic origins in two phases, firstly in the 1740s by Henry Flitcroft and secondly in the 1790s by Henry Holland for the Dukes of Bedford, the Palladian Woburn Abbey houses one of the finest art collections in private hands along with a collection of exquisite furniture, porcelain and silverware. An extensive restoration project, due for completion next year, was begun in 2020 and will include works to conserve many of the treasures within the collection. We will be joined by Matthew Hirst, Curator at Woburn, who will discuss some of the highlights of Woburn Abbey’s interiors and collections along with the joys and challenges of helping to care for one of England’s finest country houses.

Matthew Hirst has been the Curator of Woburn Abbey and its collections since October 2015. He is a specialist in historic interiors and decorative arts and has worked in country house collections for his whole career. He began his curatorial life with the Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor, followed by 8 years managing the Devonshire collection as Head of Arts & Historic Collections at Chatsworth.

The talks starts at 6.30pm. Joining details will be sent to attendees the day before.


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 Starts at 6:30 pm
 £5

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2021-10-26 18:30 2021-10-26 18:30 Europe/London In conversation with Matthew Hirst, Curator at Woburn Abbey Matthew Hirst, Curator at Woburn, will discuss some of the highlights of Woburn Abbey’s interiors and collections along with the joys and challenges of helping to care for one of England’s finest country houses. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/10/26/in-conversation-with-matthew-hirst-curator-at-woburn-abbey-275908 ,,,

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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