The Wallpaper History Society AGM & Christmas Celebration

 The Wallpaper History Society AGM & Christmas Celebration
Magnificence and Convenience:  A History of Design and Decoration at Castle Howard 


Friday 13th December 2019 The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT
With catering by Hoxton Beach Christmas drinks courtesy Stephen Levrant Heritage Architecture

The Wallpaper History Society warmly invites you to our Annual General Meeting and Christmas Lecture on Friday 13th December 2019. This year we are delighted to announce our speaker, Eleanor Brooke-Peat,Curator at Castle Howard who will present a talk on her successful exhibition Magnificence and Convenience: A History of Design and Decoration at Castle Howard.

Castle Howard has been home to the Howard family for over 300 years. From the splendour of the 3rd Earl of Carlisle’s state apartments to the fashionable Arts and Crafts wallpapers introduced by the 9th Countess, every generation has made their mark. Castle Howard still has fragments and examples of a succession of decorative schemes used over the years which reflect the differing tastes of the owner family. This illustrated talk will examine the changing fashions and fortunes of Castle Howard through its decoration, with a particular focus on the use of the wallpaper by successive generations, and a look to what the future holds for this magnificent building.

Please join us after the talk for our usual festive wine and light buffet refreshment and an opportunity to discuss all things wallpaper at the wonderful historic Art Workers’ Guild.  Everyone is welcome!

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