WHS Events 2018
A behind the scenes visit to National Trust property Ightham Mote in Kent to see its historic wallpapers: Chinese export, Gothic, leatherpaper and more. The tour will be led by WHS chair and NT paper conservation advisor Andrew Bush together with WHS member Anne-Marie Jordan, volunteer at Ightham Mote. She has recently completed an MA thesis entitled: Patterns and Textures of a Country House: What Ightham Mote’s Wallpapers Can Reveal About the History of the House, its Owners and Society.
Ightham Mote (TN15 0NT) is 7 miles from the M25, and close to Sevenoaks. Booking forms will be emailed to members; if you are a member and haven’t received one please request one by emailing email@example.com using the subject line ‘Ightham Mote Event. You can download a PDF of the booking form here.
Wallpaper History Society’s AGM
Friday 14th December
This year’s AGM will feature two events: firstly, an appreciation of Robert Weston, the architectural and wallpaper historian who died earlier this year. He played a formative role in the WHS, and together with his wife and partner Georgina Hamilton founded their wallpaper company Hamilton Weston. Prominent in both the UK heritage industry and the world of interior decoration, the company researches and reproduces historic wallpapers for both public and private clients. A number of those who knew Bob will talk about him.
Following on, Dr. Clare Fitzgerald will talk about the wallpaper conservation project at Ruislip Manor Farm, on exhibition there until 25 October, 2018 and entitled A Journey between Cultures: Manor Farm’s Wallpaper. More information is available on our website here.
The AGM is at the Art Workers’ Guild on Friday December 14th, 6pm onwards.
The Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT
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